Short Report

Applying Quality Improvement to Integrate Family Planning in Maternal Health and HIV Services

Since 2010, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been applying quality improvement (QI) approaches to integrate family planning (FP) counseling and services in maternal health programs and in HIV services. Specifically, HCI...

Evidence-based Health Systems Strengthening

This essay by Dr. James R. Heiby of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides a compelling case for making process improvement an integral part of service delivery, describing how improvement approaches can...

First Latin America and Caribbean Regional Kangaroo Mother Care Conference: December 7-9, 2011, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Since 2009, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the development and strengthening of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) activities in ten countries through the USAID Maternal and Child Health Integrated...

Improving Tuberculosis Outcomes in Bolivia

This short report describes how the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is working with the Ministry of Health and Sports’ National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program in Bolivia to strengthen the quality of TB services in La Paz,...

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Uganda by Combining Training, Quality Improvement, and Peer-to-Peer Learning

This short report describes the technical assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is providing the Ministry of Health in Uganda to better the quality of maternal, newborn and child health by applying improvement...

Improving Coverage, Retention and Clinical Outcomes of HIV patients in Uganda using Continuous Quality Improvement

Since November 2009, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been supporting 96 health facilities across Uganda to improve the quality of HIV care services by applying improvement methods that enable sites to rapidly test...

Improving Iron and Folate Availability for Antenatal Care in Kenya

This short report describes how the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Kenya to improve the quality of antenatal care (ANC) services in Kenya, and subsequently prevention of mother-...

Cross-sectional examination of service delivery and costs of community- and home-based care in Tanzania

In Tanzania, like many developing countries, the provision of HIV/AIDS home-based care (HBC) services is not standardized. Few standards exist to guide providers and managers to assess whether HBC services meet desired quality targets. It...

Comparative Study to Assess the Impact of Collaborative Improvement on Customer Satisfaction, Provider Satisfaction, and Services for PLWHA | Cote d'Ivoire

The National Program for Medical Management of People Living with HIV (PNPEC), the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI), and several other partners have been implementing a collaborative...

Le collaboratif d’amélioration: Une approche innovante pour sauver les vies des mères et des nouveau-nés au Mali

Depuis Novembre 2009, le Projet d’Amélioration des Soins de Santé de l’USAID (HCI) travaille en collaboration avec le Ministère de la Santé du Mali et d'autres partenaires pour mettre en œuvre un collaboratif d’amélioration des soins...

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