Case Study

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...

Addressing the Therapeutic Feeding Gap for PLHIV with Nutrition and Self-Management Support: A Case of Aboke Health Center IV

Poor nutrition remains a key challenge for people living with HIV (PLHIV), especially those on antiretroviral therapy (ART). This case study highlights how health workers at Aboke Health Center IV, a site that has not received ready-to-use...

Improving identification of new HIV positive children and adults: the role of community structures

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST), in collaboration with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) implementing partner, Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHS), set out to improve case finding...

Setting Up a Self-Sustaining Quality Improvement Network in India

In May 2016, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital (KSCH) began using QI approaches to improve maternal and newborn care in their facility. This approach was very helpful for them in improving processes of care, and they achieved impressive...

Integrating quality improvement in HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo to retain PLHIV on antiretroviral therapy

In fiscal years 2015-2016, the USAID ASSIST Project funded by PEPFAR provided technical assistance to improve the retention of people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 10 health facilities in the province of...

Increasing male partner participation in PMTCT in Burundi

En français USAID and PEPFAR, through the USAID ASSIST Project, support Burundi’s Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS (MSPLS) to improve the quality of PMTCT services in Burundi. The project helped form quality improvement...

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