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    Posted on: March 15, 2019 - Journal Articles

    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... Saving Mothers ...

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    Posted on: December 17, 2018 - Journal Articles

    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... Community Heal ...

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    Posted on: July 25, 2018 - Journal Articles

    Improving postpartum care in a large hospital in New Delhi, India

    Despite recent progress, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in India remains high at 174 per 100 000 live births. Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital (BMH) is a secondary level hospital in New Delhi. In 2013, five women died in BMH’s postpartum ward... Community Hea ...

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    Posted on: May 10, 2018 - Journal Articles

    Measuring productivity and its relationship to community health worker performance in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

    The Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) established Village Health Teams (VHT) to empower communities to take part in the decisions that affect their health. In Busia District these teams, comprised entirely of volunteers, are responsible for... Community He ...

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    Posted on: April 24, 2018 - Journal Articles

    ISQua supplement on Salzburg Global Seminar Session 565—‘Better Health Care: how do we learn about improvement?’

    A fundamental question for the field of healthcare improvement is the extent to which the results achieved can be attributed to the changes that were implemented and whether or not these changes are generalizable. Answering these questions... Improvement ...

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    Posted on: April 24, 2018 - Journal Articles

    The cost-effectiveness of three methods of disseminating information to improve medical male circumcision in Uganda

    Uganda is working to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV infection. ASSIST has been supporting efforts in Uganda to ensure provision of high-quality, patient-centered VMMC services. This study compares three... HIV and AIDS ...

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    Posted on: April 16, 2018 - Journal Articles

    Multivariate analysis of covariates of adherence among HIV‑positive mothers with low viral suppression

    In working to prevent mother‑to‑child transmission of HIV in Northern Uganda, we explored reasons for poor viral load suppression among pregnant and lactating women who were in care and received viral load tests but had not achieved viral... Journal Artic ...

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    Posted on: March 13, 2018 - Journal Articles

    Health Worker Engagement and Facility Performance in Delivering HIV Care in Tanzania

    With an increasing number of people living with HIV linked to long-term treatment, a productive health workforce is essential to provide quality care. Engaged health workers are more productive and provide higher quality care. This study... Health Workfor ...

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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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