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Health Worker Engagement Study

The Tanzania Health Worker Engagement Study was undertaken with the support of PEPFAR under the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST) in collaboration...

Improving Health Worker Performance

USAID ASSIST explores the role of the health workforce in improving quality of care: How can countries engage their human resources to ensure that every patient gets the right care at the right time, every time? What systems changes can be...

National Quality Service Guidelines for Improving Vulnerable Children Programs in Haiti

Before the Haiti drafted the National Service Guidelines, children’s service providers were working with some protocols, though they were oftentimes just doing what they thought they should do, without specific national guidance. The draft...

USAID Tackles the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Europe and Eurasia Region

In September 2011, the UN convened a High Level Meeting on NCDs, reflecting the growing international commitment to tackle the enormous and neglected problem of NCDs worldwide. Subsequently, there has been increasing focus on country-led...

Applying the Science of Improvement to Strengthen Systems and Improve Health Outcomes in Tanzania

Building on results achieved since 2003, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is investing in a new project to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and other implementing...

A Global Improvement Framework for Health Worker In-Service Training: Guidance for Improved Effectiveness, Efficiency and Sustainability

Building on HCI’s previous assessments of in-service training (IST) effectiveness and in continuing to take a learning for improvement approach, HCI collaborated with development partners, Ministries of Health, professional associations...

Linking HIV Care and Management of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: Experiences from Buikwe District, Uganda

In the past three decades, the burden of chronic conditions has grown and continues to place increasing stress on the health care system, individuals and communities in Uganda (Uganda HSSIP III). Health systems in most developing nations...

Strengthening Community Systems to Increase Uptake and Retention of PMTCT Services in Tanzania

Various factors influence poor uptake and retention of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services. Decisions to seek PMTCT care, adhere to treatment, and return for care are complicated and influenced by factors...

Use of 'knowledge cafes' in learning session to explore solutions to health system challenges

At the first PHFS learning session held in Mbeya Urban District in Tanzania, participants took part in a knowledge café where they formed six groups of five or more people with a facilitator in each group. A knowledge café is an...

Effets du collaboratif d’amélioration sur les indicateurs PTME et ARV en Côte d’Ivoire : Etude Comparative

La Côte d’Ivoire a une prévalence élevée du VIH, avec 4,7 % de la population infectée par le virus. Cependant en 2008, une évaluation nationale de la prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH (PTME) et les services de thérapie...

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