Reports

Strengthening the community response to HIV in Botswana: A cost estimate of the USAID ASSIST community-based improvement intervention

Against the background of Government of Botswana’s expansion of ART under its Treat All strategy launched in June 2016, ASSIST was asked to support expansion of the availability of quality HIV services through the active involvement of...

Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to improve integration of maternal and child HIV services in Ruvuma Region, Tanzania

USAID is supporting provision of services to people with HIV or those at substantive risk of acquiring it in Tanzania through the PEPFAR program (1). To succeed in addressing the UNAIDS goal of having 90% of people with HIV knowing their...

Using quality improvement to reduce hospital-acquired infections: Evaluation of the USAID ASSIST Project in the West Bank

Despite recent gains in health indicators in the Palestinian Territories, evidence from hospital studies suggests that the country is facing a surge in antibiotic-resistant infections due to a lack of standardized infection prevention and...

Barriers and facilitators to head circumference and neurodevelopmental surveillance in wellchild clinics in Jamaica

Neurodevelopmental risks from Zika virus infection during pregnancy are becoming increasingly understood, and comprehensive physical exams, including growth parameters, and developmental monitoring and assessment at each well-child visit...

Analysis of ASSIST program activities for improving the quality of services for PMTCT, 90-90-90 targets, and malaria in Uganda

In the last year of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda, from October 2017 to Dec 2018, ASSIST oriented five USAID implementing partners and their coaches on quality improvement concepts...

Evaluation of a point-of-care HIV testing improvement intervention in Kenya

Obtaining and delivering accurate results from HIV rapid test kits is an important component of addressing the first element of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy. There are several reports of a high proportion of inaccurate results achieved...

Evaluation de la qualité des données des indicateurs d’amélioration du projet ASSIST de l’USAID au Mali

Le projet de l’Application de la Science pour le Renforcement et l’Amélioration des Systèmes (ASSIST) de l’USAID est présent au Mali depuis 2010 et travaille dans l’amélioration de la qualité des services de santé maternelle, néonatale et...

Évaluation de la qualité des données des indicateurs d’amélioration du projet ASSIST de l’USAID en Côte d’Ivoire

Les données représentent une composante essentielle de l’approche de l’amélioration de la qualité car elles guident les décisions des EAQ. L’objectif de cette évaluation était de déterminer la qualité des données du projet ASSIST de l’...

Jamaica Neurodevelopmental Surveillance in the Age of Zika ECHO Evaluation

The Jamaica Neurodevelopmantal Surveillance in the Age of Zika ECHO (Jamaica NDS ECHO) is a partnership between the Jamaica Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project,...

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