A Fast Turn-around for Mengo Hospital: Improving the Quality of Safe Male Circumcision Services

In December 2012, an external quality audit of the Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) program at Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, found multiple gaps in compliance with Ministry of Health (MoH) quality standards and recommended that SMC services be temporarily suspended until the issues of concern could be resolved. This case study describes how the hospital’s SMC quality improvement (QI) team took quick action to address the performance gaps with support from coaches from the Inter-religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) and the USAID ASSIST Project. 

Mengo Hospital was able to increase compliance with MoH quality standards in critical areas like surgical procedure and infection prevention from 64% and 69%, respectively, to 100% in less than five months.

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Report Author(s): 
John Byabagambi, Angella Kigonya, Esther Karamagi and Humphrey Megere
Organization(s): 
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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