The Niger QAP / BASICS joint project: final evaluation

This document reports on the final evaluation of the joint Quality Assurance/Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (QAP/BASICS) project in Niger, West Africa. The evaluation took place in from October 25 to November 18, 1998. The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) began introducing methods and tools for quality monitoring and quality improvement of district healthcare services in the Tahoua Department of Niger in 1993. In 1996 quality assurance was extended to the Boboye District in the Dosso Department to support the introduction of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI: a program supported by the World Health Organization [WHO] to improve and standardize healthcare services for children). QAP and BASICS merged in Niger in 1997, and the resulting joint project supported the introduction of IMCI in the Konni District in Tahoua. The evaluation team consisted of an expert from QAP, Center for Human Services; a specialist from BASICS; two from the Niger Ministry of Public Health, Niamey; and one from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Niamey. The team visited two regional health headquarters, six district health headquarters, and 13 integrated health centers (CSIs). The team interviewed health officials and international partners, reviewed all relevant documents, and attended the October 1998 International QA Conference in Niamey, where the joint project's outcomes were presented. (author's)

Report Author(s): 
Legros S | Tawfik Y | Crespin X | Djingarey M | Goodrich E
Quality Assurance Project
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