Improving Education and In-service Training

Pilot study of quality of care training and knowledge in Sub-Saharan African medical schools

This study examines the capacity of medical schools in sub-Saharan African countries to teach about the concepts of quality of care and include these concepts in their curriculum. While 45% of the schools surveyed are teaching on at least...

Pre-service Quality Improvement Module Outline

The purpose of this module is for students in health care professions to attain knowledge, attitudes, and competencies required to continuously improve health care once they are in active service. At the end of this course, the learner...

Integration of Improvement in Pre-service Health Worker Training Curriculum: Lessons Learned

ASSIST has been participating in the ongoing Kenya Ministry of Health’s pre-service curriculum development committee, under the Quality Management Technical Working Group (QM-TWG), providing technical assistance to develop a quality...

Ministry of Health In-Service Training Guidelines

The Ministry of Health of Swaziland developed these guidelines to inform the planning, designing, delivery, evaluation, and follow-up of all health care worker in-service training in the country. The guidelines cover seven areas: Training...

Bringing experience and knowledge to the Ebola frontline in Liberia: Honoring Dr. Anne Atai

Lani Marquez

Knowledge Management Director, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

It was the tiny pin on her jacket that caught my eye. 

At a tea break during the Safe Male Circumcision Knowledge Handover meeting held last month in Kampala, I found myself standing next to a senior physician from Jinja Referral Hospital.  She was participating in the meeting as part of a team from Jinja’s Safe Male Circumcision program, to learn from other teams in Uganda that had been working on improving the quality of safe male circumcision services.

USAID ASSIST Project Experience Improving HIV Services

This technical report summarizes the experience of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and its predecessor, the USAID Health Care Improvement...

IAMRA 2014: 11th International Conference on Medical Regulation

London, UK
The major international conference on medical regulation is coming to London in September 2014. Hosted by the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), the 11th International Conference on Medical Regulation will bring together leaders in health professional regulation from around the world.  More than 300 participants from over 30 countries are expected to attend.

Is health worker education and training setting health workers up to succeed? How do we build the competencies of health workers to improve care?

Tana Wuliji

Senior Improvement Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

It’s Friday afternoon, and I’ve just come out of session I was moderating with the fabulous Lesley Anne Smith of NHS Scotland. The session was packed full of folks from around the world who gave up the lures of Paris to discuss and share experiences on this very question: “How do we build the competencies of health workers to improve care in our health systems?”.  Let me tell you a little bit about where I am and how we came to this.