Short Report

Expert Patient Pocket Guide

This pocket guide, in Swahili, was developed in Tanzania to assist Expert Patients in providing education and support to HIV patients.

Community Improvement Guide and Team Journal

This Guide for Applying Improvement Methods to Implement the National Standards for Improving the Quality of Life for Vulnerable Children is intended as a companion document to the National Standards for Improving the Quality of Life for...

Integrating Gender in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Programs to Improve Outcomes

Voluntary medical male circumcision(VMMC) is proven to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from women to men by 60%, and it is estimated that 80% coverage could reduce HIV incidence in Uganda by 30-50% (UNAIDS, 2011). VMMC is...

Improving services for orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda

This short report describes the support USAID ASSIST is providing in Uganda to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and other implementing partners to improve service delivery for vulnerable children by working with...

Quality Improvement Approaches for Newborn Care Services in Uganda

This short report describes the results of a collaborative improvement intervention to improve the quality of essential newborn care in two districts of Uganda.

Addressing the Unique Needs of Men and Women in Non-Communicable Disease Services

Each year more than 36 million people die due to NCDs. In 2008, this was around 60% of total global deaths (WHO 2013). NCDs include stroke, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, chronic respiratory illness, diabetes, common mental...

Functional Improvement Teams are Positively Associated with Linkage of HIV-positive Mothers into HIV Care

This poster, presented at the 2013 ISQua Conference, shows the quality improvement (QI) teams improving HIV care service in Africa (Franco, 2011). Although the improvement was well documented, the association between the level of team...

Improving Alcohol and Tobacco Control during Pregnancy in Ukraine

For almost 20 years, USAID has been honored to cooperate with Ukraine’s leading experts and health care providers, including the Ministry of Health (MOH ) of Ukraine, on improving maternal and newborn care and women’s reproductive health...

Leveraging mHealth to Strengthen Health Systems and Improve Care

Over the last fifteen years, mobile and electronic technologies have dramatically changed the health sector landscape. When used appropriately, mHealth technologies can help strengthen essential system functions as part of broader system...

HIV & Chronic care management in Uganda

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is working in Buikwe district to demonstrate an effective approach to integrating HIV care and the management of non-communicable diseases, one which in the...

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