Case Study

Reducing cost and improving quality of care for high-risk babies in Karnataka, India

At a hospital in South India, all high-risk babies admitted to the NICU underwent at least one brain scan and heart scan if there are medical indications. While the NICU was staffed with neonatologists who were trained in conducting such...

Improving educational performance of children in Chilore Primary school using quality improvement approaches in Mangochi District, Malawi

A team of community volunteers and government extension workers, with support from USAID, from 16 villages in Namwera, Mangochi District used quality improvement (QI) methods to mobilise four primary schools and their 16 surrounding...

Khunyangu Sub County Hospital Spread Rational Use of ACTs at Bumala B, in Western Kenya

Khunyangu Sub-County Hospital is one of the seven high volume hospitals in Busia County, in Western Kenya. It started implementing quality improvement (QI) in June 2014 when the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (...

Improving Uptake of Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp) at Rachuonyo Sub County Hospital in Homa Bay County

The use of Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine (SP), commonly known as fansider in pregnant women without malaria has been shown to provide requisite protection against the disease in malaria endemic regions. A dose of SP is given to women at 16...

Improving Malaria Case Management through Accuracy and Completeness of Data

Facilities in three high malaria burden counties (Siaya, Busia and Kakamega) formed Work Improvement Teams (WITs) in October 2015 to improve malaria case management data quality and reporting. They reviewed their malaria source documents...

Improving screening and management of malaria in pregnancy during first Antenatal Clinic Visit at Rongo Sub-County Hospital, Migori, Kenya

Rongo Sub-County Hospital formed a work improvement team (WIT) in November 2016 to improve malaria case management. They reviewed their malaria data to look for gaps for the first time and quickly saw that pregnant women were not routinely...

Improving Quantification of Parasitaemia on Confirmed Malaria Blood Smears at Matungu Sub County in Kakamega County

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST) has been supporting quality improvement (QI) with a focus on improving malaria case management in Kakamega County since June 2014. In February 2016, Matungu Sub...

Improving Documentation of Malaria Suspects at Shiamakhubu Health Centre Outpatient Department in Kakamega County

During a clinical encounter of a suspected malaria patient in Kenya, it takes the triad of the clinician serving the patient, the morbidity tally sheet, and outpatient register to correctly capture the patient as a malaria suspect...

Improving Commodity Security in 16 Malaria High Case Load Facilities in Busia, Kakamega, and Siaya Counties

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST) supports selected high-volume facilities in each sub county in Busia, Kakamega, and Siaya Counties in improving the quality of malaria case management. Sixteen (...

Using quality improvement to address asepsis during intravenous procedures among neonates at Swami Dayanand Hospital, Delhi

In May 2016, ASSIST began collaborating with the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swami Dayanand Hospital in India to increase the capacity of their staff to improve the quality of care in that department. The Swami Dayanand NICU...

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