Short Report

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...

Amélioration des soins communautaires pour les orphelins et enfants vulnérables à Travers un Processus d’Amélioration de la Qualité

Pour répondre à la problématique des Orphelins et Enfants Vulnérables (OEV) en Côte d’Ivoire, le Projet d’Amélioration des soins de santé (HCI) de l’USAID, le Ministère de la Femme, de la Famille et des Affaires Sociales (MFFAS), et le...

Amélioration de la Qualité des Soins et Services en Côte d'Ivoire

Apres plus d’une décennie de soin et de traitement d’ARV, il semble très important pour le PNPEC de se concentrer sur la qualité des interventions. Pour répondre à ce besoin, le PNPEC à fait appel au support technique d’URC à travers le...

Tanzania District Health Management Activity: Quality Improvement as a Management Practice in the Lindi Region

With marked improvements in care that QI efforts have achieved in Tanzania and other countries, the leadership of the Lindi Region hoped to build Quality Improvement capacities in their district management teams with support from the...

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