Case Study

Addressing Myths and Misconceptions to Increase the Uptake of Contraceptives: The experience of Bukuuku Health Center IV

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 18 health facilities in Western Uganda are preventing unintended and high-risk pregnancies...

Creative Solutions: A Case Study of Improving Health Care in the Russian Federation

This case study describes how improvements in pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal respiratory distress were scaled up in two regions of the Russian Federation using existing leadership structures and champions mentored by Russian...

Improving Linkages between Health Facilities and Communities in Muheza, Tanzania

In the Muheza District of Tanzania, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project applied the Community Health System Strengthening model to improve linkages between health facilities and communities in...

Improving communication between nursing shifts to improve care in Hisar District Hospital, Haryana, India

The Hisar District Hospital delivers 250 to 300 babies a month, approximately ten percent of all deliveries in the district. A quality improvement team was formed in the hospital to improve the administration of oxytocin to reduce post-...

Improving assessment and monitoring of women in labour at District Women’s Hospital, Pauri, Uttarakhand, India

The District Women’s Hospital in Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand State is a 33-bed facility and provides delivery care to 40 women a month, approximately six percent of all institutional deliveries in the district. The hospital has...

Reducing post-partum haemorrhage in Ghuman Community Health Centre, Punjab, India

The Ghuman Community Health Centre in Gurdaspur District caters to a population of about 40,000. On average, the centre attends 15 deliveries each month. In the absence of an attending physician, deliveries are conducted by the staff...

Improving labour and postpartum care at Budhlada Sub-divisional Hospital in Mansa District, Punjab, India

Mansa is a district in Punjab State, where around 7,500 women deliver every year; of these, around 18 percent experience delivery complications. The USAID ASSIST Project started working with Mansa’s Budhlada Sub-Divisional Hospital to set...

Improving post-partum care in a large hospital in New Delhi, India

Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital in New Delhi delivers around 6,000 babies a year. In 2013, five women died after delivery and they decided that they wanted to do a better job of identifying and managing women with complications after delivery...

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