Case Study

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...

Improving antenatal services with limited human resources in selected facilities of Kinnaur District, Himachal Pradesh, India

In December 2013, the USAID ASSIST Project started work in Kinnaur District with staff in six facilities to improve care along the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Adolescent (RMNCH+A) continuum. Identifying numerous...

Integrating nutrition services in HIV and TB care in Karonga and Balaka Districts of Malawi

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), health workers in Karonga and Balaka districts are reaching people with HIV and TB with a critical new service—nutrition assessment, counseling and support...

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