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...

It takes a village and data: Using routine health information to ensure safe, institutionalized births in Mozambique

ICHC Blog Series

This post is part of the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference blog series.

By: Adalgisa Viola, Luc Van der Veken, Claire Cole, and Julio Pacca, Pathfinder International

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY15

This annual report for the USAID ASSIST Project summarizes the project's accomplishments and results in FY15 supporting the application of modern improvement methods by host country providers and managers in USAID-assisted countries...

Partnership for HIV-Free Survival Community Demonstration Project in Gaza, Mozambique

Beginning in late 2013, the USAID ASSIST Project began to provide technical support for community-level improvement of elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) services to the Ministry of Health of Mozambique as part of the...

Using adapted quality-improvement approaches to strengthen community-based health systems and improve care in high HIV-burden sub-Saharan African countries

Community-based interventions are essential to achieving long-term retention in HIV care. This article in the July 2015 Volume 29 Supplement 2 edition of the Journal of the International AIDS Society presents four case studies of community...

Avoiding the word “HIV” to bring women in for testing – a good strategy?

Kim Ethier Stover

Senior Improvement Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

I recently took a trip to Mozambique to gather learning around the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival's (PHFS) Community Demonstration Project, led by ASSIST. In Gaza Province in Mozambique, we worked with three health facilities, Licilo, Chissano, and Incaia, and their catchment communities. I had the opportunity to meet with community groups participating in the project, bairro (community) improvement teams and Health Committees, consisting of bairro improvement team representatives, at the Health Centers.