Short Report

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...

Feasibility of Using Quality Criteria to Monitor and Improve the Quality of HIV Services

This short report describes assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is providing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to develop...

Reaching maternal and newborn care standards in Santa Rosa de Lima Hospital

This short report describes a successful intervention to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Santa Rosa de Lima National Hospital in La Union, El Salvador. The report is available in English and Spanish.

Implementing a successful quality improvement program in a TB diagnostic facility in semi-rural Swaziland

This short report describes the efforts of the Piggs Peak Hospital in the Hhohho Region of Swaziland to apply continuous quality improvement approaches to TB-HIV care.

Niger Human Resources Improvement Project Nominated for Two Awards at WHO Health Workforce Forum in Bangkok

A Human Resources (HR) Improvement Collaborative in Niger’s Tahoua region and its key implementer, Dr. Saidou M. Ekoye , are finalists for two WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance Awards. Award winners will be announced during the Second...

PEPFAR | Care that Counts: Improving the Quality of Programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Lessons Lessons learned from OVC programs have revealed the need to improve service quality and to strengthen harmonization across partners around the questions: How can our programs make a measurable difference in children’s well-being?...

Preventing postpartum hemorrhage: Why quality improvement matters

The failure of many health services worldwide to deliver evidence-based prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) where and when women need care is a major quality problem for maternal health. This HCI short report describes...

Strategies Used by Facilities to Integrate FP into HIV Care: What works and what doesn’t

Presentation made on November 16, 2009 by Dr. Ibrahim Kirunda, Quality Improvement Advisor for the HCI Project, at the International Conference on Family Planning, in Kampala, Uganda.

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