Short Report

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...

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...

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