Application of Quality Improvement Approaches in Strengthening Health System Resilience for Zika Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Health Care: Honduras Case Study

The purpose of this country case study was to gain an operational understanding of quality improvement (QI) interventions implemented in the context of the Zika outbreak and their role in improving preparedness and response capacities of health facilities, regional and national level authorities in Honduras.

The objectives of the case study included:  a) Identity existing frontline application of QI in clinical care settings in the context of Zika or other infectious disease management; b) Capture examples and perspectives related to the application of QI approaches in the context of preparedness and response;  c) Engage with policy and planning officials overseeing health care services, and emergency preparedness and response to understand policy and operational linkages and the application of QI approaches to improve preparedness and response; and d) Revise the conceptual framework for Quality Improvement for Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response developed by WHO and the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project based on the case study findings.

 

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USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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