Short Report

Integration of Improvement in Pre-service Health Worker Training Curriculum: Lessons Learned

ASSIST has been participating in the ongoing Kenya Ministry of Health’s pre-service curriculum development committee, under the Quality Management Technical Working Group (QM-TWG), providing technical assistance to develop a quality...

Virtual versus in-person quality improvement coaching support in India: A brief analysis of resource expenditures

In December 2016, ASSIST started providing support to health workers of three hospitals in Meghalaya – a day’s travel from ASSIST’s office in New Delhi. To meet the challenge associated with providing on-site coaching to these facilities,...

VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement and External Quality Assessment Toolkit

The VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and External Quality Assessment (EQA) Toolkit was developed to help VMMC service providers, site managers, implementing partners, and program leaders to understand CQI and EQA methods and how...

Improving Maternal and Newborn Care in Northern Uganda Change Package

A synthesis of the most robust, high-impact and evidence-based changes that resulted in facility and community-level improvements in the processes and systems of providing maternal and newborn care services Uganda’s maternal and newborn...

A guide to increasing TB screening amongst the fishing communities: The USAID ASSIST Project's experience from Northern Uganda

In a bid to improve tuberculosis (TB) case identification in northern Uganda, ASSIST has implemented several activities to actively screen for TB in selected populations. The innovation of TB screening of fishermen at landing sites was...

Improving viral load monitoring at health facilities providing HIV care: Tested changes and guidance from Uganda

UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Strategy has set treatment targets to help bring to an end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. According to this strategy, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection...

Improving community health worker performance and productivity: Findings from USAID-supported studies in Swaziland and Uganda

Community health workers (CHWs) play an essential role in HIV prevention, care, and treatment by improving linkages between those that need care and those that can provide it and by supporting retention in care and self-management for...

Sustaining CHW Programs in the HIV Response: Lessons Learned from the United States

Community health workers (CHWs) have an important role in the HIV response globally, especially to increase coverage, uptake, and retention of HIV services at the community level, to reach the 90-90-90 targets. In HIV-burdened countries,...

Improving the Identification of HIV-positive Children in Uganda: Tested changes and how they were implemented

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), districts, implementing partners, and health facilities in Uganda by applying improvement methods to improve HIV...

JOINT STATEMENT: Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

While major progress has been made over the past two decades to improve mortality outcomes in women and newborn – major disparities remain in survival rates around the time of birth for mothers and infants born in high-, middle- and low-...

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