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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...

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...

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