Summary Report of the Activities of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project in Saint Kitts and Nevis
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provided short-term technical assistance (STTA) over a period of approximately 18 months in St. Kitts and Nevis, supporting 19 functioning health facilities – 17 primary health care centers and 2 hospitals – to carry out quality improvement (QI) activities aimed at:
- Increase awareness of Zika risks and preventive measures among health care providers and women of reproductive age, such as condom use to prevent Zika sexual transmission during pregnancy
- Increase availability and quality of prenatal care in relation to counseling, detection, diagnosis and monitoring of suspected, probable or confirmed Zika infection in pregnant women and recommended care implementation
- Improve clinical detection of Congenital Syndrome associated with Zika (CSAZ) in newborns and increase the number and proportion of babies and children affected by Zika who receive recommended and high-quality care and support
- Strengthen the provision of quality psycho-emotional support services for women and families affected by Zika
This summary report highlights the key ASSIST activities and results in Saint Kitts and Nevis.