Nicaragua

Evaluation of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards using data from over 1,300 teams of health care providers who participated in 27 improvement collaboratives supported by USAID from 1998-2008.

Using the Collaborative Approach to Improve Pediatric Hospital Care

In 2003–2004, the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project began supporting health ministries in Nicaragua, Niger, and Tanzania to improve the quality of care for hospitalized children through national Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement (...

Improving Pediatric Care in Nicaragua

In 2003, the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project (QAP), the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua, and UNICEF/Nicaragua started a Pediatric Hospital Improvement (PHI) Collaborative aimed at standardizing and improving the care of severely ill...

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...

Iniciativa de Unidades de Salud Amigas de la Niñez y la Madre en Nicaragua: Factores influyentes para el éxito y sostenibilidad

La Iniciativa de Hospitales Amigos de la Niñez fue lanzada por el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en 1993 y ha llegado a ser el programa de acreditación más grande a nivel...

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...

The Nicaragua Mother and Baby Friendly Health Units Initiative: Factors influencing its success and sustainability

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative launched by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993 has become the world's largest focused accreditation program, with over 19,000 hospitals in 150...

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...

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