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    Posted on: February 18, 2015 - Case Study

    Creative Solutions: A Case Study of Improving Health Care in the Russian Federation

    This case study describes how improvements in pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal respiratory distress were scaled up in two regions of the Russian Federation using existing leadership structures and champions mentored by Russian... Improvement Sc ...

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    Posted on: October 15, 2014 - Reports

    Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

    This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,... Final report ...

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    Posted on: July 3, 2014 - Journal Articles

    A promising approach to scale up health care improvements in low-and middle-income countries: the Wave-Sequence Spread Approach and the concept of the Slice of a System

    This new article by M. Rashad Massoud and Nana Mensah-Abrampah in F1000Research 2014, 3:100 discusses the wave-sequence approach to scale-up, which spurs up-take of the improvement in a systematic and sequential way, using spread agents--... Improvement S ...

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    Posted on: December 18, 2013 - Reports

    What has HCI done to institutionalize improvement? A report from 17 countries

    This assessment examined the varying ways that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has facilitated the institutionalization of improvement at the national level across 17 HCI-supported countries. This was a qualitative... What has HCI done to ...

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    Posted on: September 24, 2013

    Integration of Depression and Alcohol Abuse Screening and Care Practices in Primary Care Settings for Women in Albania, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia

    The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health initiative has identified the integration of screening and core packages of mental health services into routine primary health care as a research priority. Many people present in primary care... depressionalcoh ...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2012

    Assessment of Selected Best Practices for Maternal and Newborn Care in Albania, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia

    This report describes the results of a four-country assessment, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), of high-impact maternal and newborn childbirth practices in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region. Conducted... ee_four-countr ...

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    Posted on: June 6, 2012 - Improvement Story

    Collaborative on regionalization of perinatal care in Russia

    Date improvement activities began: May, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: To establish regionalized systems for obstetric, neonatal and perinatal care in compliance with new Russian regulations To establish... Regionalizat ...

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    Posted on: June 5, 2012 - Improvement Story

    Collaborative on Primary Neonatal Resuscitation in six Russian regions

    Date improvement activities began: May, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: To ensure compliance with an updated, evidence-based Russian protocol for primary neonatal resuscitation To institutionalize... Primary neonatal res ...

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    Posted on: June 5, 2012 - Improvement Story

    Spread collaborative: Prevention of unwanted pregnancies, abortion and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers in Kostroma, Tambov, Ivanovo and Tula regions, Russia

    Date improvement activities began: October, 2010 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: To encourage reduction of abortion through increasing access to information on reproductive health and modern contraceptive... Reproductive heal ...

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    Posted on: June 5, 2012 - Improvement Story

    Spread collaborative: optimizing labor management through use of the partograph in Ivanovo, Tula, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Tambov regions of Russia

    Date improvement activities began: October, 2010 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: To increase use of the partograph for labor management To improve management of complications of labor To decrease rates of... Partograph report ...

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