Community involvement

Mali| Anemia prevention and management, Sikasso Region

Date improvement activities began: November, 2011 Aims/objectives: The overall purpose of HCI’s program is to reduce the prevalence of anemia among children 6-59 months of age and pregnant women through a community-based learning process...

Tanzania | Bagamoyo Most Vulnerable Children Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2010 Aims/objectives: To improve the quality of services provided for orphans and vulnerable children in the Bagamoyo district of the Pwani region. Implementation package/interventions: Before...

Implementing alternative distribution points to rural communities in the Langeberg Sub-district | South Africa

Problem: The Langeberg area is a rural area consisting of five small towns servicing a vast farming community and is situated within the greater Cape Winelands District of the Western Cape of South Africa. The biggest town is Robertson, it...

Effectively Linking Communities and Facilities in Assam, India

Problem: The state of Assam is located in the northeastern corner of India and has a population of 31 million people, of which 87% reside in rural areas. This state is home to countless vulnerable children, many of whom are born with...

Retaining doctors in deep rural areas in South Africa through “marriage counsellors” who work to negotiate the relationships between management and doctors.

Problem: Retention of doctors in rural areas is a global issue most frequently linked to the professional and personal isolation that results in the majority of qualifying medical professionals to migrate to urban healthcare facilities...

Applying an Improvement Process to a Difficult Long-Term Problem of Gas Cylinder Supply Yields Positive Results for the Masaka District, Uganda

Problem: The Masaka District Health Office is the government administrative office which oversees health service delivery in the Masaka District. In addition to management of other health programs, this District Office is responsible for...

Breaking barriers to access to Family planning in Northern Nigeria

Problem: In 2007, we started implementation of a package of health interventions in a cluster of villages with a total population of 22,000, in a project called Pampaida Millennium Villages Project. The aim of these interventions is to...

A Quality Improvement Approach Assists Health Systems to Develop Problem Solving Skills Focused on Routine Immunization: The ARISE-SI Project, Masaka, Uganda

Problem: African regions with relatively high (80%) routine iimmunization (RI) rates often have difficulties in sustaining these rates and reaching the WHO-recommended 90% rate or higher for herd immunity. It is especially difficult for...

HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS, AN ENTRY POINT TO HEALTH PROMOTION IN COMMUNITIES.

Problem: Brighter smiles Africa was established collaboratively by Department of dentistry-Makerere University and University of British Columbia, using "health promoting schools" as an entry point to health promotion in communities. Four...

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