Short Report

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Improvement Data Validation in South Africa

With PEPFAR funding, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project implemented a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program in South Africa from 2014 to...

Quality of self-assessment and medical record data in facilities with quality improvement teams: A cross-sectional study in India

To better understand the quality of the data teams are collecting and using to guide their improvement work, this report is a study to assess the validity of the data compared to observation of actual practice. Three sources of data were...

Partnership for HIV Free Survival (PHFS) Indicators Data Validation Exercise

Uganda’s PHFS activities began in April 2013 in 22 demonstration sites in six districts. Quality improvement (QI) teams were either formed or reconstituted from those existing for previous improvement activities. They were supported...

ASSIST Technical Assistance to CSOs for VMMC Improvement Activities in Uganda: The Case of TASO Gulu

Between October 2017 and September 2018, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provided above-site technical support to the Ministry of Health, implementing partners (IPs), and civil society...

Antigua Gender Analysis Highlights

This short report is a gender analysis to identify key gender-related barriers and gaps that influence newborn and well-baby care systems in the context of Zika in Antigua.

Dominica Gender Analysis Highlights

This short report is a gender analysis to identify key gender-related barriers and gaps that influence newborn and well-baby care systems in the context of Zika in Dominica.

Improving Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy in Tanzania

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project worked with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), implementing partners (IPs), Regional Health Management Teams...

Supporting Most Vulnerable Children in Accessing HIV and Social Services in Tanzania through Community Quality Improvement Activities

The implementation of community-based Quality Improvement (QI) in MVC service delivery was initiated in 2010 through support of the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) project, followed by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and...

Guide for Developing Sustainability and Transition Plans

The Guide for Developing Sustainability and Transition Plans is a tool that was created for USAID ASSIST Project teams to co-develop sustainability and transition plans with in-country stakeholders such as MOHs, universities, etc. through...

Improving Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi: Guide to Coaching Quality Improvement Teams

Quality improvement (QI) coaching is an important method to provide ongoing support to help teams of health care workers apply QI approaches in their setting. The purpose of this coaching guide is to support district malaria and/or...

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