Niger

Institutionalization of Improvement in 15 HCI-supported Countries

This report presents findings from a preliminary assessment of institutionalization of continuous improvement activities across 15 HCI-supported countries using a framework consisting of elements that contribute to improvement at the national, regional/provincial, district, and service-delivery levels. Data were collected from 12 USAID Health Care Improvement Project countries.

Strengthening Human Resources for Health to Improve Maternal Care in Niger’s Tahoua Region

This short report describes the results of applying collaborative improvement to strengthen human resource management and improve the quality of maternal care in Tahoua Region of Niger.

Sustaining Better Maternal and Newborn Care and Quality Improvement in Niger: Challenges and Successes

Collaborative improvement is a QI strategy to improve the quality of care and facilitate the emergence of a culture of quality in a network of participating sites, by bringing together the energy and creativity of different sites to...

Niger Human Resources Improvement Project Nominated for Two Awards at WHO Health Workforce Forum in Bangkok

A Human Resources (HR) Improvement Collaborative in Niger’s Tahoua region and its key implementer, Dr. Saidou M. Ekoye , are finalists for two WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance Awards. Award winners will be announced during the Second...

Validity of Quality Improvement Team Self-Assessment in Monitoring Maternal and Newborn Indicators in Niger – Comparison of data from external record review, observation and case-simulation

The regular monitoring of quality of care indicators to track progress on improving clinical services and outcomes for patients is essential for quality improvement (QI) interventions. Tracking the indicators is often done through self-...

Cost-Effectiveness of Collaborative Improvement for Essential Obstetric Care | Niger

This study presents results of a costing and cost-effectiveness analysis conducted retrospectively of the 2006-2008 Niger Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care (EONC) Collaborative, which was implemented in 33 facilities in Niger to improve...

Developing clear expectations and objectives for health workers focusing on MCH in Niger

Problem: In Niger’s Tahoua region, the challenge of finding enough human resources is severe. 2008 data compiled by the Ministry of Health show the ratio of doctors to patients is 1 per 100,000, there is 1 midwife per 9,000 women of child-...

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

This paper summarizes 10 years of evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. The collaborative improvement approach was designed by the Institute for...

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