Central America and the Caribbean

Nicaragua | Family Planning Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: February, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2009 Aims/objectives: The aim of this collaborative was to increase the availability and uptake of family planning (FP) services at MINSA hospitals...

Expanding the learning: spread of innovations in MNCH to new teams | Nicaragua

In 2003 the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA), in collaboration with the USAID Quality Assurance Project (QAP) and its successor, the Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project, began establishing continuous quality improvement (CQI)...

Nicaragua | Prevention and Management of Obstetric and Neonatal Complications (CONE) Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: March, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: September, 2010 Aims/objectives: The aim of the collaborative was to achieve the following objectives in maternal health during the 18 months of the collaborative...

Nicaragua | Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: January, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: August, 2010 Aims/objectives: The collaborative aimed to provide early and opportune anti-retroviral therapy (ART) who fall under the treatment initiation...

Institutionalization of Improved Quality of Care and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Demonstration and Replication Regions| Honduras

This study investigates whether the improvements in quality of care achieved during implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities in Honduras were maintained over time. CQI was implemented in Honduras in two phases...

Process and Level of Institutionalization Achieved in AMOCSA, a Private Health Care Entity in Chinandega, Nicaragua

USAID has supported the introduction and implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities in Nicaragua since the year 2000, first through the Quality Improvement Project (QAP) and most recently through the Health Care...

Analysis of Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Adding Quality Improvement Collaborative to a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Guatemala

The "Mi Familia Progresa" conditional cash transfer program (CCTP) in Guatemala promotes demand for public health and education services by providing subsidies to families with children under 16 and to pregnant women as long as families...

Diseño de servicios obstétricos para reducir la mortalidad materna en Guatemala

In 1999, the Guatemala Ministry of Health and the Quality Assurance Project undertook a joint initiative, which applied quality design methodology at seven hospitals in the highlands of Guatemala. The goal of the quality design effort was...

Evaluación de competencias en la atención del embarazo, parto, posparto, recién nacido y sus complicaciones

En Nicaragua no se contaba con mucha información sobre los conocimientos y habilidades que tenía el personal de salud que se considera calificado para la atención del embarazo, parto y posparto: igualmente se conocía muy poco sobre la...

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