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    Posted on: November 16, 2018

    USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed six years of implementation of theUSAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the sixth Annual Performance Monitoring Report... USAID ASSIST P ...

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    Posted on: September 5, 2018

    Indian Pediatrics Special Issue: Better Healthcare Through Quality Improvement

    This special issue of Indian Pediatrics (September 2018; Volume 55: Number 9) highlights mechanisms that can support health care providers in using various quality improvement (QI) approaches and showcases some of the improvement projects... Improvement S ...

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    Posted on: May 16, 2018 - Reports

    USAID ASSIST Project Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed 5.5 years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the eleventh Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring... USAID ASSIST ...

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    Posted on: March 2, 2018 - Journal Articles

    Experiences of Indian Health Workers Using WhatsApp for Improving Aseptic Practices with Newborns: Exploratory Qualitative Study

    Quality improvement (QI) methods support frontline health workers to identify and address gaps in care, primarily through process changes. Teamwork and group discussion are key to identifying quality problems, analyzing their root causes... Innovative Tec ...

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    Posted on: February 2, 2018 - Journal Articles

    There Is Much to Learn When You Listen: Citizen Engagement in High- and Low-Income Countries

    It is important engage and solicit feedback from citizens when developing the health care policies that will affect them. However, citizen engagement can be difficult to implement in practice – and often more so in low- and middle-income... Author's ...

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    Posted on: December 12, 2017 - Journal Articles

    Reducing hypothermia in newborns admitted to a neonatal care unit in a large academic hospital in New Delhi, India

    Neonatal hypothermia is a common and dangerous condition around the world. Seventy (70) percent of neonates born in a large children’s hospital in New Delhi, India and subsequently admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were... BMJ Open Quali ...

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    Posted on: November 15, 2017 - Short Report

    Improving Anemia Management in Mansa District, Punjab, India

    Iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy can be successfully managed by simple interventions. It can be prevented and alleviated by eating foods high in iron and taking oral iron supplements. More serious cases can be treated by iron sucrose... Improving Anemi ...

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    Posted on: November 2, 2017 - Case Study

    Reducing the radiological exposure of neonates and cost of care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital in Bangalore, India

    Neonatologists and nurses at Ovum Hospital in Bangalore were concerned that newborns were being exposed to unnecessary X-rays. In November 2016, staff from this hospital attended a two-day workshop on quality improvement approaches (QI)... Reducing the ra ...

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    Posted on: November 2, 2017 - Case Study

    Reducing cost and improving quality of care for high-risk babies in Karnataka, India

    At a hospital in South India, all high-risk babies admitted to the NICU underwent at least one brain scan and heart scan if there are medical indications. While the NICU was staffed with neonatologists who were trained in conducting such... Reducing cost ...

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    Posted on: September 10, 2017 - Case Study

    Using quality improvement to address asepsis during intravenous procedures among neonates at Swami Dayanand Hospital, Delhi

    In May 2016, ASSIST began collaborating with the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Swami Dayanand Hospital in India to increase the capacity of their staff to improve the quality of care in that department. The Swami Dayanand NICU... Case study: Addr ...

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