Malawi

Improving Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi: Guide to Coaching Quality Improvement Teams

Quality improvement (QI) coaching is an important method to provide ongoing support to help teams of health care workers apply QI approaches in their setting. The purpose of this coaching guide is to support district malaria and/or...

Improving Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi: Reference Sheet for Improvement Indicators

Since March 2018, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has collaborated with the USAID Organized Network of Services for Everyone (ONSE) Project and ONSE’s supported health facilities to help them...

Improving Quality of Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi Facilitator Guide

The purpose of this guide is to help improvement advisors conduct trainings for district level malaria and/or quality improvement coordinators, health care providers and managers to improve quality of care for children under five years of...

There Is Much to Learn When You Listen: Citizen Engagement in High- and Low-Income Countries

It is important engage and solicit feedback from citizens when developing the health care policies that will affect them. However, citizen engagement can be difficult to implement in practice – and often more so in low- and middle-income...

Our “Best 9” stories in 2017

Vicky Ramirez

Consultant, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Looking back, 2017 was a great year for us at ASSIST. In 2017, we were featured in USAID’s Exposure; we collaborated with a number of partners to publish ICHC Blog Series, which was cross-posted on The Huffington Post; and we ran a blog series in honor of Health Worker Week. After our resources page, our blog was the most visited page on our website. In case you missed some of these highlights, we’ve put together our “Best 9” stories. These posts illustrate the stories behind the great work employed by our country teams, partners, and individuals. Let us know which story you loved the most!

Improving household food security and economic status of vulnerable households in Mangochi District

With support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a multi-sectoral quality improvement (QI) team of extension workers and community members in Mangochi District, Malawi targeted a total of 587 vulnerable...

Improving education performance in primary schools in Malawi

Community QI teams worked with 20 rural primary schools from Balaka and Mangochi districts to improve termly academic performance of vulnerable children attending primary schools. The teams found that vulnerable children face many barriers...

Improving linkages to livelihood interventions

In 2013, ASSIST began working with five community quality improvement (QI) teams in two districts, Mangochi and Balaka, to improve the quality of services delivered to orphans and vulnerable children and their families. ASSIST worked with...

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