Central America and the Caribbean

Evaluación de competencias en la atención del embarazo, parto, posparto, recién nacido y sus complicaciones, Junio – Septiembre 2005

In 2005, QAP assisted the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua to carry out a national competency assessment of skilled birth attendants to identify gaps and weaknesses that would be addressed through in-service training and supervision. The...

Quality-oriented health sector reform training module: instructor notes.

This course is based on the content of the conceptual framework for quality assurance and health sector reform that was developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Quality Assurance Project (QAP). The framework is...

Evaluation of the Latin American and Caribbean Maximizing Access and Quality Exchange

The evaluation was intended to inform the design of future exchanges by documenting the impact of the LAC MAQ Exchange on the spread of MAQ concepts and approaches in the participating countries. The specific objectives of the evaluation...

Maximizing quality of care in health sector reform: the role of quality assurance strategies

This paper explores the important role of quality assurance as an integral part of health sector reform. Chapter One presents a model for health sector reform, introduces the basic principles of quality assurance, and briefly reviews the...

Quality Assurance and Workforce Development Project: Year Five annual report. Performance period: July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007.

This annual report of the Quality Assurance and Workforce Development Project, widely known as the Quality Assurance Project or QAP, describes the activities and results of the contract during the fifth year of project implementation,...

Baseline assessments of essential obstetric care: Bolivia, Ecuador, and Honduras

In an attempt to address high maternal mortality and morbidity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) began the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Initiative to Reduce Maternal...

Quality-oriented health sector reform training module: participant manual.

At the end of this session, you will be able to: Define health sector reform as used in this course; Identify four components of healthcare within which health sector reforms are commonly grouped; Describe at least two health sector reform...

Using quality assessment to improve maternal care in Nicaragua

Quality assessment is the measurement of the quality of healthcare services: it measures the difference between expected and actual performance. Information gained from an assessment can be used to identify opportunities for improvement...

Approaches to healthcare quality regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean: regional experiences and challenges

Health sector reform efforts in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have, in recent years, focused on strengthening the stewardship role of the public sector in regulating healthcare and assuring the quality of health services...

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