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    Posted on: July 22, 2020 - Reports

    Improving the Health of Mothers, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Synthesis Report

    Over its nearly eight years of implementation, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project supported USAID's global Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths and Family Planning agendas by: Testing and... ASSIST Synthesis ...

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    Posted on: July 15, 2020 - Reports

    Assessing changes in knowledge and factors influencing behavior related to Zika prevention among women receiving antenatal care in Latin America

    The objectives of this study were to determine whether the quality improvement (QI) intervention supported by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was associated with a change in women’s knowledge... ASSIST Zika pr ...

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    Posted on: July 2, 2020 - Reports

    USAID ASSIST Project FY20 Annual Performance Monitoring Report

    University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed almost eight years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the 16 th and final Semi-Annual... USAID ASSIST Projec ...

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    Posted on: June 30, 2020

    Collaborative Improvement of Care and Support for Children and Families Affected by Zika in Selected Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

    As part of the USAID response to the Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the USAID ASSIST Project applied quality improvement (QI) and collaborative learning methods to strengthen prenatal care, newborn care, and... Zika Care and ...

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    Posted on: June 29, 2020 - Reports

    Latin America and Caribbean Zika Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Evaluation

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project created a Zika Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to connect a team of experts with local... LAC Zika ECHO Progr ...

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    Posted on: June 4, 2020 - Reports

    Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Strengthen Clinical Zika Services: Head Circumference Measurement and Provider Perceptions in Peru

    Though rates of Zika infection are now declining, USAID, the international community, and country governments continue to respond to Zika infection in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and... Peru Zika Clini ...

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    Posted on: June 3, 2020 - Case Study


    Project ECHO is a hub and spoke knowledge sharing programme that connects non-specialists with expert clinicians to enhance the quality of healthcare provided in low-resource settings. Using a “tele-mentoring” approach, Project ECHO... ENHANCING THE CONNE ...

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    Posted on: May 29, 2020 - Reports

    Integrating Gender Considerations in the Zika Response: Activities of WI-HER, LLC on the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project

    Under ASSIST, WI-HER provided technical assistance to integrate and mainstream gender in Zika emergency response programs in affected Latin American and Caribbean countries. This included conducting gender assessments, gender integration... Integrating Ge ...

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    Posted on: May 28, 2020 - Reports

    Gender Issues Influencing Zika Response in Ecuador

    After initial detection in Brazil in May 2015, the recent emergence of Zika virus rapidly swept across the Americas, with cases notified in Ecuador in early 2016. By February 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus... Gender Issues Influen ...

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    Posted on: May 22, 2020 - Short Report

    Consideraciones de género, para consejería preconcepcional, prenatal, y postparto en el contexto del Zika. Un recurso suplementario a la Guía de Consejería sobre Zika de ASSIST

    Este documento provee orientaciones para el abordaje de asuntos de género, en la “Guía de Consejería “Preconcepcional, Prenatal, y Postparto en el Contexto de la Epidemia de Zika” y así apoyar a las proveedoras y los proveedores de salud y... Consideracio ...