Uganda

Evaluation of a Results-based Financing Intervention in South West Uganda

Results-based financing (RBF) usually refers to a form of funding that provides financial payment incentives to staff or service units for achieving specified levels of performance. The Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) developed a national...

"Saving Mothers, Giving Life" Final Report

The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative was a five year (2012-2017) public-private partnership (PPP) aimed at rapidly reducing maternal and newborn mortality in selected districts of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria. The Saving...

Improving preeclampsia and eclampsia care: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the leading causes of severe morbidity, disability and death among mothers and their babies. In Africa, about 10% of maternal deaths are associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy ;...

Improving management of anemia among pregnant women: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Anemia in pregnancy is a global problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the incidence of anemia in pregnancy in 2011 at 38.2% globally, 46.3% in the African region, and 34% in Uganda (WHO 2015). In Uganda, the prevalence of...

Improving care for syphilis and malaria among pregnant women: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Syphilis in pregnancy has contributed to over 300,000 stillbirths and fetal and neonatal deaths worldwide, while putting an additional 215,000 neonates at risk of low birth weight, prematurity, and other syphilis related complications (WHO...

USAID ASSIST Project Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed 5.5 years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the eleventh Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring...

Measuring productivity and its relationship to community health worker performance in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

The Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) established Village Health Teams (VHT) to empower communities to take part in the decisions that affect their health. In Busia District these teams, comprised entirely of volunteers, are responsible for...

The cost-effectiveness of three methods of disseminating information to improve medical male circumcision in Uganda

Uganda is working to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV infection. ASSIST has been supporting efforts in Uganda to ensure provision of high-quality, patient-centered VMMC services. This study compares three...

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