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    Posted on: March 1, 2019 - Reports

    Institutionalizing Quality Improvement in Tanzania: A review and a look forward

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project in Tanzania was tasked to enhance capacity of RHMT/CHMTs in 19 councils in three regions of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania to manage and lead QI efforts. The... Institutiona ...

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    Posted on: March 19, 2018 - Short Report

    Increasing Accountability for the Reliability of Rapid HIV Test Results: Observations from Seven Facilities in Rungwe District Council, Tanzania

    In Tanzania in 2015, the USAID ASSIST project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and implementing partners (IPs) was tasked to support activities to improve the... Increasing Accoun ...

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    Posted on: March 13, 2018 - Short Report

    Improving availability of human resources for health, essential medicines and supplies by district leaders using QI methods: Tested changes implemented in six districts of Uganda

    In January 2017, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), Uganda Management... Uganda change packa ...

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    Posted on: December 28, 2017 - Short Report

    Strategies to Increase Identification of HIV Positive Children: A Compilation of Successfully Tested Changes in Communities and Health Facilities in Uganda

    Identifying and diagnosing children as HIV-infected is the first step in the continuum of pediatric care and treatment. As part of its contribution to the UNAIDS first 90 goal to have 90% of all HIV infected people diagnosed, the USAID... Improving identi ...

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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: November 29, 2017 - Short Report

    Saving Mothers Giving Life: A Northern Uganda Photo Story

    The Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project was a five year (2012-2017) private–public partnership (PPP) aimed at rapidly reducing maternal and newborn mortality in selected districts of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria. In Uganda, which has... Uganda SMGL p ...

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    Posted on: November 20, 2017 - Short Report

    Exploring Peer Mentor Retention in Tanzania

    Peer mentors, expert patients, and other non-clinical community-based workers are increasingly relied upon to be a bridge between the HIV patient community and the health facility. In Tanzania, where there is a critical health workforce... Exploring Peer ...