Short Report

Importance of job aids in health and quality assurance

Introduction to the development and use of job aids in health services. A presentation from the Job Aids Symposium .

Client job aids to reduce antimicrobial resistance in Niger and use of an obstetric care management map in Uganda

The development and effectiveness of job aids to improve caretaker compliance with antibiotic regimens for the treatment of pneumonia in children and the development and effectiveness of a case management map in Uganda. A presentation from...

Clean Delivery Kit: A job aid

Delivery kits are prepackaged, single use, disposable kits that contain essential items for conducting a clean delivery. A presentation from the Job Aids Symposium .

Technical Advisory Group provides guidance to USAID in health care improvement

This short report summarizes the comments and recommendations made by the members of the HCI Technical Advisory Group at their meeting held May 18, 2009 at USAID. The meeting addresses five topic areas critical to fulfillment of the HCI...

A framework for institutionalizing quality assurance

Objective. To develop a framework to support the institutionalization of quality assurance (QA). Design. The framework for institutionalizing QA consists of a model of eight essential elements and a ‘roadmap’ for the process of...

Improving maternal and newborn care counseling in Benin: Operations research on use of job aids and task shifting

The impact of counseling and the quality of services provided by both skilled and unskilled health care workers within government facilities in Zou/Collines, Benin was assessed both prior to and following the intervention trial. At both...

Integrating TB and HIV Services in the General Health Care System in Russia

Assurance Project (QAP) began to work with federal and regional health authorities in the Russian Federation to apply the improvement collaborative approach to design a model system on HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support in pilot sites in...

Using the Collaborative Approach to Improve Pediatric Hospital Care

In 2003–2004, the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project began supporting health ministries in Nicaragua, Niger, and Tanzania to improve the quality of care for hospitalized children through national Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement (...

Testing Service Standards and Developing Best Practices for Reaching Standards in OVC Programs

Over the last year or so, several countries and programs have developed service standards for their OVC programs in order to improve the quality of services provided to children, and address the variation in, and lack of equity among, OVC...

USAID's Global Resource for Improving Health Care: Current Activities of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is a six-year Indefinite Quantity Contract issued in September 2007 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to University Research Co., LLC (URC). The goal of the...

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