FP-MCH Integration

Improving the Health of Mothers, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Synthesis Report

Over its nearly eight years of implementation, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project supported USAID's global Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths and Family Planning agendas by: Testing and...

Scaling up a quality improvement initiative under the Government of India’s RMNCH+A program: Lessons from Chamba District

Praveen Sharma

Head of Programs, India, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

From December 2013, ASSIST’s India team started providing support for quality improvement (QI) initiatives to improve services at health facilities in Chamba District in Himachal Pradesh State. Within a few months, the district government saw good, sustained results from QI initiatives for the Government of India’s RMNCH+A program and with ASSIST’s support, the district government has been very active at all levels (facility, district, state) in scaling up QI.

Addressing Myths and Misconceptions to Increase the Uptake of Contraceptives: The experience of Bukuuku Health Center IV

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 18 health facilities in Western Uganda are preventing unintended and high-risk pregnancies...

Applying Improvement Methods to Increase Coverage and Quality of Family Planning Services

Since 2009, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has applied improvement approaches to ensure the availability and use of family planning (FP) counseling and services where they are most needed. HCI has given a special focus to...

Afghanistan| Postpartum Family Planning demonstration Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2011 Aims/objectives: The overall aim is to contribute to reducing maternal mortality by achieving better spacing of pregnancies and avoiding unwanted pregnancies Objectives: 1- To improve the...

Applying Quality Improvement to Integrate Family Planning in Maternal Health and HIV Services

Since 2010, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been applying quality improvement (QI) approaches to integrate family planning (FP) counseling and services in maternal health programs and in HIV services. Specifically, HCI...

Mali|Post-Partum Family Planning Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2011 Aims/objectives: Improve contraception use and post-partum family planning (FP) services by providing technical support through the Improvement Collaborative approach. Key objective: • Improve...

Guatemala | ProCONE Basic Spread

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The aim of the Basic ProCONE collaborative is to improve prenatal, postpartum, and neonatal care at ambulatory facilities by increasing the use of the partograph and active...

Guatemala | ProCONE Complication Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: September, 2009 Aims/objectives: The overall aim of the ProCONE collaboratives as a cluster is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality through the institutionalization of essential obstetric and newborn...

Guatemala | ProCONE Community Spread Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: September, 2010 Aims/objectives: Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by scaling up EONC best practices at the community level, specifically relating to the recognition of danger signs and emergency...

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