Short Report

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...

A Success Story in TB: Managing medicines in DOTS boxes assures a full treatment course in El Alto, Bolivia

This report describes an improvement activity in El Alto, Bolivia, designed to improve treatment compliance among TB patients by assuring a full dedicated treatment course. This was achieved by organizing medicines in a box reserved for...

Strengthening systems and improving health outcomes in Tanzania

In 2007, USAID asked HCI to work in collaboration with the Dutch agency PharmAccess International (PAI) to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) of Tanzania, regional and district level stakeholders, and implementing...

Evaluation of a Collaborative Approach and of ISO Certification to Improve Quality of Maternal-Neonatal Health Care Services in Guatemala: A Comparative Cost Analysis | Guatemala

The USAID Health Care Improvement project (HCI) has supported two initiatives in Guatemala focused on improving the quality of health care. The ProCONE Maternal and Neonatal Health Care Improvement Collaborative was developed by the...

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