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  1. 11
    Posted on: June 3, 2020 - Reports

    Evaluation of the Rapid, Multi-Country, Parallel Process, Multi-Tasking Approach to Startup of Short-Term Technical Assistance to Improve Service Delivery in Newborn and Child Health in the Context of USAID’s Zika Response

    In 2018, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project started a new partnership with four Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries impacted by the Zika virus: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Kitts and...
  2. 12
    Posted on: June 3, 2020

    Development of Minimum Care Standards for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

    Due to increasing numbers of children affected by HIV and AIDS and other difficulties that increase their vulnerability, efforts to provide services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) experienced rapid growth around the globe in...
  3. 13
    Posted on: June 3, 2020 - Case Study - Zika

    ENHANCING THE CONNECTIVITY AND CONFIDENCE OF HEALTHCARE OFFICERS IN JAMAICA THROUGH PROJECT ECHO

    Project ECHO is a hub and spoke knowledge sharing programme that connects non-specialists with expert clinicians to enhance the quality of healthcare provided in low-resource settings. Using a “tele-mentoring” approach, Project ECHO...
  4. 14
    Posted on: June 3, 2020 - Training Materials

    Quality Improvement Coaching Guide for Middle Level Managers

    The USAID ASSIST Project in Tanzania, through PEPFAR funding, in collaboration with RHMTs, CHMTs and regional implementing partners for Ruvuma, Mbeya, and Songwe regions prepared this simple guide for QI coaches. This guide was developed...
  5. 15
    Posted on: June 3, 2020 - Reports

    USAID ASSIST Project Country Integrated Design: Strategic Approach and Country Examples

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project built the capacity and capability of host countries to apply the science of improvement to improve health outcomes. The USAID ASSIST Project utilized a country...
  6. 16
    Posted on: May 29, 2020 - Reports - Gender, - Zika

    Integrating Gender Considerations in the Zika Response: Activities of WI-HER, LLC on the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project

    Under ASSIST, WI-HER provided technical assistance to integrate and mainstream gender in Zika emergency response programs in affected Latin American and Caribbean countries. This included conducting gender assessments, gender integration...
  7. 17
    Posted on: May 29, 2020 - Reports

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of quality improvement: A review of studies under the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project was mandated to conduct economic analysis on at least one activity in each country. The size and scope of these analyses depended on the size of the country...
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    Posted on: May 28, 2020 - Reports - Zika

    Gender Issues Influencing Zika Response in Ecuador

    After initial detection in Brazil in May 2015, the recent emergence of Zika virus rapidly swept across the Americas, with cases notified in Ecuador in early 2016. By February 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus...
  9. 19
    Posted on: May 22, 2020 - Short Report - Zika

    Consideraciones de género, para consejería preconcepcional, prenatal, y postparto en el contexto del Zika. Un recurso suplementario a la Guía de Consejería sobre Zika de ASSIST

    Este documento provee orientaciones para el abordaje de asuntos de género, en la “Guía de Consejería “Preconcepcional, Prenatal, y Postparto en el Contexto de la Epidemia de Zika” y así apoyar a las proveedoras y los proveedores de salud y...
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    Posted on: May 22, 2020 - Short Report - Zika

    Gender considerations for “Preconception, prenatal, and post-partum counseling in the context of the Zika epidemic:” A supplemental resource for the ASSIST Zika counseling guide

    This document serves as a job aid to provide guidance on gender integration in the context of the Zika epidemic. It is intended to support health care providers and decision makers to improve Zika response/prevention through a gender-...