Short Report

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.

Child Status Index

The Child Status Index (with its accompanying Child Status Record) is a tool that can be helpful in assessing and tracking priority services a vulnerable child needs. Equally useful for initial assessment and follow-up monitoring, the tool...

Measuring Employee Engagement

The scarce and ill-prepared health workforce has become one of the major global challenges in health care. Qualified health care workers are in short supply and demand is high. Because they work for low wages and in harsh conditions, these...

Organizing Work Better

Increasingly, family planning and other health care organizations in developing countries must do more with the same or reduced resources. To cope, organizations can make simple changes in the way work is organized—changes that can help...

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