Case Study

Reducing the gender-related immunization gap in two districts of Mopti Region in Mali

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project works to improve health services quality and outcomes by strengthening the productivity and performance of the health workforce for a sustainable response. This...

Improving household food security and economic status of vulnerable households in Mangochi District

With support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a multi-sectoral quality improvement (QI) team of extension workers and community members in Mangochi District, Malawi targeted a total of 587 vulnerable...

Mise en Œuvre du Collaboratif d’Amélioration de la Qualité en Côte d’Ivoire sur 60 Sites Pilotes

En Côte d’Ivoire la prévalence du VIH est de 3,7% et constitue une menace et un défi majeur de santé publique. La prise en charge des personnes vivants avec le VIH a atteint une couverture nationale mais la qualité des soins et services...

Reducing the radiological exposure of neonates and cost of care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital in Bangalore, India

Neonatologists and nurses at Ovum Hospital in Bangalore were concerned that newborns were being exposed to unnecessary X-rays. In November 2016, staff from this hospital attended a two-day workshop on quality improvement approaches (QI)...

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...

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