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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Short Report

    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... Febrile Illness Coac ...

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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Short Report

    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... Improvement In ...

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    Posted on: April 12, 2019 - Training Materials

    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... Facilitator G ...

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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 20, 2017 - Case Study

    Improving the quality of VMMC services using continuous quality improvement at Mangochi, Mzimba North and Nkhotakota District Hospitals in Malawi

    With support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), multi-sectoral quality improvement (QI) teams at Mangochi, Mzimba North and Nkhotakota district hospitals providing voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)... Improving the q ...

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    Posted on: December 20, 2017 - Case Study

    Improving household food security and economic status of vulnerable households in Mangochi District

    With support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a multi-sectoral quality improvement (QI) team of extension workers and community members in Mangochi District, Malawi targeted a total of 587 vulnerable... Improving household ...

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    Posted on: December 20, 2017 - Short Report

    Improving education performance in primary schools in Malawi

    Community QI teams worked with 20 rural primary schools from Balaka and Mangochi districts to improve termly academic performance of vulnerable children attending primary schools. The teams found that vulnerable children face many barriers... Improving ed ...

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    Posted on: December 20, 2017 - Short Report

    Improving linkages to livelihood interventions

    In 2013, ASSIST began working with five community quality improvement (QI) teams in two districts, Mangochi and Balaka, to improve the quality of services delivered to orphans and vulnerable children and their families. ASSIST worked with... Increasing pa ...

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    Posted on: October 5, 2017 - Case Study

    Improving educational performance of children in Chilore Primary school using quality improvement approaches in Mangochi District, Malawi

    A team of community volunteers and government extension workers, with support from USAID, from 16 villages in Namwera, Mangochi District used quality improvement (QI) methods to mobilise four primary schools and their 16 surrounding... Improving education ...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016 - Reports

    Institutional Roles and Relationships Governing the Quality of Health Care: Country Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

    This report documents recent efforts by USAID, the Joint Learning Network (JLN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) and Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) projects... Institutional ...

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