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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Short Report - Improvement Science

    Improving Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi: Guide to Coaching Quality Improvement Teams

    Quality improvement (QI) coaching is an important method to provide ongoing support to help teams of health care workers apply QI approaches in their setting. The purpose of this coaching guide is to support district malaria and/or...
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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Short Report - Improvement Science, - Measuring Improvement

    Improving Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi: Reference Sheet for Improvement Indicators

    Since March 2018, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has collaborated with the USAID Organized Network of Services for Everyone (ONSE) Project and ONSE’s supported health facilities to help them...
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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Training Materials - Improvement Science

    Improving Quality of Care for Children Under Five and Pregnant Women Presenting with Fever in Malawi Facilitator Guide

    The purpose of this guide is to help improvement advisors conduct trainings for district level malaria and/or quality improvement coordinators, health care providers and managers to improve quality of care for children under five years of...
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    Posted on: March 15, 2019 - Journal Articles - Community Health, - Improvement Science, - Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

    Saving Mothers, Giving Life Approach for Strengthening Health Systems to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Deaths in 7 Scale-up Districts in Northern Uganda

    Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL) strengthened the health system in 7 districts in Northern Uganda through a quality improvement approach. Quality improvement teams removed barriers to delivering maternal and newborn health services and...
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    Posted on: February 20, 2019 - Short Report - HIV and AIDS, - Adherence, - Antiretroviral Therapy, - Community and Home-Based Care for PLHIV, - HIV Counseling and Testing, - Retention in Care

    Improving Antiretroviral Therapy Services in Tanzania Change Package

    This document focuses on QI activities implemented to improve ART services in Tanzania during ASSIST from 2012 to 2017. At the project’s inception, performance gaps in the ART program were: low enrollment to HIV care, significant retention...
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    Posted on: February 19, 2019 - Community Health, - Health Workforce Development, - Improvement Science

    Institutionalizing Quality Improvement in Uganda: Facilitators and Barriers

    When improvement methods are institutionalized a healthcare system can be more agile in achieving improved service delivery. Understanding both expressions of institutionalization and pathways for moving toward institutionalized...
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    Posted on: February 19, 2019 - Community Health, - HIV and AIDS, - Male Circumcision

    Prevalence of protective tetanus antibodies and immunological response following tetanus toxoid vaccination among men seeking medical circumcision services in Uganda

    Tetanus infection associated with men who had male circumcision has been reported in East Africa, suggesting a need for tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines (TTCV). This paper sought to determine the prevalence of tetanus toxoid antibodies...
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    Posted on: February 19, 2019 - Community Health, - Tuberculosis

    Improving TB case notification in northern Uganda: evidence of a quality improvement-guided active case finding intervention

    Published in BMC Health Services Research, this paper describes a QI-based intervention with aresearch component used to document and explain changes in TB case notification in 10 districts in North-ern Uganda among high-risk populations...
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    Posted on: December 17, 2018 - Journal Articles - Community Health, - Health Workforce Development, - Improvement Science

    Managing Hundreds of Improvement Teams

    Recognizing the notable scale of USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project activities and sizable number of improvement teams, which in some cases is close to 1,000 improvement teams managed in one country...
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    Posted on: December 8, 2018 - Short Report - Improvement Science, - Institutionalization

    Uganda’s Health Care Quality Improvement Journey

    Uganda, a country in East Africa of around 44 million people, represents a unique example of a low-income setting with a long history of national efforts to improve quality of care. Indeed, the current quality movement in Uganda started in...