Change Ideas and Common Solutions

Site-level improvement teams in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, and elsewhere have gained valuable experience making changes in their care processes and systems to meet VMMC quality standards. This section draws on the experience of over a hundred QI teams to offer tested change ideas for common problems encountered in meeting VMMC quality standards. This section is organized by the following standards areas:

  1. Leadership and Planning
  2. Management Systems
  3. Supplies, Equipment, and Environment
  4. Registration, Group Education, and Client Communication
  5. Counseling and HIV Testing
  6. Surgical Procedure
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation
  8. Infection Prevention

Each section identifies common challenges faced by improvement teams and solutions that proved successful.