Peru

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed six years of implementation of theUSAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the sixth Annual Performance Monitoring Report...

ASSIST Spanish Language Webinar

Online
ASSIST- supported Salud Materno Infantil Community of Practice

On December 10th, the USAID ASSIST Project hosted a Spanish-language webinar, titled  "Intercultural aspects of newborn care." More than 70 health professionals particated in the webinar, which was moderated by Dr. Miguel Hinojosa, pediatrician at the Ministry of Public Health in Ecuador, and advisor to URC and the USAID ASSIST Project in Latin America. Dr. Mario Tavera Salazar, a Pediatrician and specialist for the United Nations' Newborn Health Fund and UNICEF Peru, served as the guest presenter for the webinar. 

The topic of the webinar was intercultural aspects of newborn care. In rural areas, where neonatal mortality rates are the highest in Latin America, demand for maternal and newborn health services are influenced by cultural practices that are important to identify and to develop education initiatives and respond appropriately to the cultural context of these populations, as a condition for reaching impact and sustainable results. Dr. Mario Tavera, a Latin American expert in intercultural health, gave a dynamic presentation about this important topic.

First Latin America and Caribbean Regional Kangaroo Mother Care Conference: December 7-9, 2011, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Since 2009, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the development and strengthening of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) activities in ten countries through the USAID Maternal and Child Health Integrated...

Plan TBCero: A Successful Patient-Centered Strategy in a High Tuberculosis and Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Incidence Area in Lima, Peru

Problem: · Historically, the jurisdiction assigned to the San Cosme Health Center (HC), located in the La Victoria District of Lima, has had one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) rates in Peru. · The HC has an assigned population of 20,103...

Simple, Low-Cost Measures at the National Institute of Child Health’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Lima, Peru, Decrease Health Care-Associated Infections

Problem: Pediatric sepsis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In the developing world, where hospitalized children have become more dependent on invasive technologies associated with increased risk of infection, sepsis-...

Implementing a client feedback system to improve the quality of NGO healthcare services in Peru

Significant improvements to healthcare services are possible with an understanding of clients' perspectives, but those perspectives often go unexpressed or are expressed without detail through verbal complaints or complaints dropped in...

Application of activity-based costing (ABC) in a Peruvian NGO healthcare system

This paper describes the application of activity-based costing (ABC) to calculate unit costs for a Peruvian NGO health care system. It also describes the ways in which these calculations can provide information for improving the efficiency...

Using client satisfaction data for quality improvement of health services in Peru

This case study illustrates how a clinic-based team in Peru used client satisfaction data in two quality improvement methods--rapid team problem solving and systematic team problem solving--to address low clinic utilization. It is noted...