Reports

Improving Access to HIV Testing and Treatment Services for Vulnerable Children and their Caregivers in Uganda

In October 2015, following the PEPFAR guidance to improve integration of HIV and OVC care programs for improved outcomes for children and their caregivers, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project set...

The USAID ASSIST Project’s approach to improving health care in low- and middle-income countries

The objective of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is to improve the quality and outcomes of health care and other services by enabling host country providers and managers to apply the science of...

Rapid assessment of the service delivery and health systems challenges in emerging priority areas in the Middle East

Understanding the gaps in effective health system response and service delivery for NCDs is an essential first step to strengthen the capacity of the regional health system to respond to this emerging public health threats. In October 2016...

Delivering quality health services: a global imperative for universal health coverage

This document — authored by WHO, OECD and The World Bank — describes the essential role of quality in the delivery of health care services. As nations commit to achieving universal health coverage by 2030, there is a growing...

Evaluation of a Results-based Financing Intervention in South West Uganda

Results-based financing (RBF) usually refers to a form of funding that provides financial payment incentives to staff or service units for achieving specified levels of performance. The Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) developed a national...

"Saving Mothers, Giving Life" Final Report

The Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) initiative was a five year (2012-2017) public-private partnership (PPP) aimed at rapidly reducing maternal and newborn mortality in selected districts of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria. The Saving...

Final Report: Hospital Accreditation Process Impact Evaluation

This is the third and final report for the Hospital Accreditation Process Impact Evaluation (HAPIE). The study began in 2011 as a study of changes in quality and safety in nine hospitals undergoing either national accreditation through...

Improving preeclampsia and eclampsia care: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the leading causes of severe morbidity, disability and death among mothers and their babies. In Africa, about 10% of maternal deaths are associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy ;...

Improving management of anemia among pregnant women: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Anemia in pregnancy is a global problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the incidence of anemia in pregnancy in 2011 at 38.2% globally, 46.3% in the African region, and 34% in Uganda (WHO 2015). In Uganda, the prevalence of...

Improving care for syphilis and malaria among pregnant women: Tested changes and guidance from East Central Uganda

Syphilis in pregnancy has contributed to over 300,000 stillbirths and fetal and neonatal deaths worldwide, while putting an additional 215,000 neonates at risk of low birth weight, prematurity, and other syphilis related complications (WHO...

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