Short Report

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...

Improving Tuberculosis Control in Rural Bolivia

In 2006, USAID/Bolivia asked the Quality Assurance Project (QAP) to work with its bilateral health project, Gestión y Calidad en Salud (GCS) and the National TB Control Program (NTP) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement an...

Review of health services accreditation programs in South Africa

Still emerging from the vestiges of apartheid, South Africa's healthcare system is, generally, not conducive to quality. As it strives to improve the quality of the healthcare delivery system, the government must particularly focus on...

Quantifying the economic impact of using evidence-based clinical guidelines for pregnancy-induced hypertension in two hospitals

In 1999, a demonstration project of evidence-based clinical guidelines for treating pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) was implemented in three hospitals in Tver Oblast under the Quality Assurance Project/Russia. In parallel, an...

The Zambia accreditation program evaluation

This report documents the development of the Zambian hospital accreditation program from 1997 onward and highlights the major milestones, important players, and sequence of events involved in the ongoing development of the program. Data...

Treating tuberculosis in the private sector: Cambodia

While AIDS has taken the lead in terms of disease threat to humankind, tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious threat, especially where it attacks people with HIV/AIDS. This report presents 2003–2004 survey data of private sector TB practices...

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