A mother in Mali is monitored for 24 hours after delivery and assessed using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to reduce dangerous delivery complications. Photo by Lazare Coulibaly, URC.
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Health practitioners in Guatemala use the Zika Counseling Guide and job aids to provide patient-centered family planning and antenatal counseling that addresses the new Zika context.Photo by Karen Orellana, URC.
Nicaraguan universities train faculty to promote gender equity and detect and respond appropriately to students experiencing gender-based violence. Photo by Ivonne Gomez, URC.
Health Workforce Development
Midwives in Tahoua, Niger improved care and productivity through team-based performance management. Photo by Lauren Crigler, Initiatives Inc.
Village health team members in Uganda discuss strategies to improve maternal and newborn health within the community. Photo by Mary Nasibere, URC.
Interactive role-playing with mothers groups in Pakistan to increase awareness about injection safety. Photo by Dr. Arshad Altaf, Bridge Consultants.
Vulnerable Children & Families
In Nigeria, USAID ASSIST is supporting the scale-up of national standards for vulnerable children programming in seven core service areas. Photo by URC Nigeria.
HIV and AIDS
Expert patients in Morogoro, Tanzania role-play to practice counseling other patients with HIV self-management. Photo by Suzanne Gaudreault, URC.
This case study pulls from the global evidence base to illustrate the benefits of paternity leave on children and families, detailing current leave policies in the five ASSIST-supported English-speaking Caribbean countries related to...
The USAID Zika team in collaboration with GHPoD is putting on a webinar series to highlight accomplishments and lessons learned from partners across the Zika response. Please join representatives from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs as they share strategies and lessons learned regarding how knowledge management efforts provide critical opportunities for partners to coordinate and exchange knowledge throughout the Zika response.
Task shifting and sharing have been employed as strategies for addressing ongoing human resources for health shortages in low- and middle-income countries. Task shifting refers to moving tasks from a higher or more specialized cadre to a...
The Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) initiative has the potential to reduce risky behaviors, increase access to and utilization of HIV prevention and care services in Northern Uganda, and reduce the...
USAID ASSIST: Making care better to improve outcomes in USAID-assisted countries. Strengthening health and social systems. Advancing the frontier of improvement science. Finding and contributing ideas for how to improve care, achieve better outcomes, and measure results.