Changes tested to improve Quality of Safe male Circumcision Services in Uganda

In January 2013, USAID ASSIST started providing technical assistance and support to 30 health units and 10 implementing partners (IPs) [STAR EC, Walter Reed, STAR E, Private Sector, STAR SW, SPEAR, IRCU, RTI, NUHITES and SUSTAIN] in Uganda to carry out quality improvement (QI) activities in Safe Male Circumcision (SMC). Part of this support involves supporting sites to identify gaps using a SMC quality standards tool, and supporting the teams through onsite coaching to innovate interventions to bridge the gaps identified. To date, the teams have received five rounds of onsite coaching held once a month.
In August 2013, the teams were convened together in a learning session in order for them to share experiences and learn from each other. The 30 teams were divided into three groups in order to make the sessions manageable with each group having at least 10 sites. The groupings were made based on geographical location of the health units. In each group, the learning session lasted three days.
Report Author(s): 
Byabagambi J | Ssensamba J | Lawino A | Kigonya A | Bright R
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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ASSIST publication
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