Community Health Committees/Improvement Teams

Gender integration in quality improvement: Increasing access to health services for women in rural Mali

Anemia is one of the leading contributors to infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in Mali. The causes of anemia are many and complex, but are influenced by social norms and cultural beliefs as well as lack of access to health and...

Who moved my antimalarial?

Bill Okaka

Knowledge Management & Communications Officer, ASSIST Kenya

Increasing institutional deliveries through improving community-facility linkages in Mewat, Haryana State, India

Empowering communities and frontline health workers to use quality improvement (QI) methods to achieve better antenatal and intrapartum care, the USAID ASSIST Project supported a community QI team in Mewat, Haryana. The team observed that...

Partnership for HIV-Free Survival Community Demonstration Project in Gaza, Mozambique

Beginning in late 2013, the USAID ASSIST Project began to provide technical support for community-level improvement of elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) services to the Ministry of Health of Mozambique as part of the...

Improving Community Support for Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia

This technical report describes the implementation and results of an improvement collaborative implemented by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) in Ethiopia to strengthen the performance of community health workers known as...

Community Support for the HIV and AIDS Continuum of Response in Uganda

This short report describes the current activities of the USAID ASSIST Project to improve the HIV continuum of response at the community level, working in 20 villages in the catchment area of three facilities in East Central and South...

Improving services for orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda

This short report describes the support USAID ASSIST is providing in Uganda to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and other implementing partners to improve service delivery for vulnerable children by working with...

MaNHEP – Testing changes at the community level

Kim Ethier Stover

Senior Improvement Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In previous blog posts I mentioned that when I began working on the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP), I had to shift my thinking from facility-level improvement to the community level.  To begin with, we set up community-level quality improvement teams and trained them. Then, it was time to get to the business of improving care.