Institutionalization

Uganda’s Health Care Quality Improvement Journey

Uganda, a country in East Africa of around 44 million people, represents a unique example of a low-income setting with a long history of national efforts to improve quality of care. Indeed, the current quality movement in Uganda started in...

Institutionalization and Sustainability of Donor-Funded Quality Assurance Initiatives: The Case of Honduras

Institutionalization and sustainability are important issues for any donor funded program as the effectiveness of the initiatives are usually expected to persist after the donor funding period has ended. This report develops a framework...

SUSTAIN's Quality Improvement Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s...

Setting Up a Self-Sustaining Quality Improvement Network in India

In May 2016, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital (KSCH) began using QI approaches to improve maternal and newborn care in their facility. This approach was very helpful for them in improving processes of care, and they achieved impressive...

Institutionalizing quality improvement in Cote d'Ivoire

Melly Traoré

Chief of Party, Côte d’Ivoire, USAID ASSIST/URC

Translation by: Vicky Ramirez     |     In French

What is institutionalization of quality improvement (QI)?

Institutionnalisation de l’amélioration de la qualité en Côte d’Ivoire

Melly Traoré

Chief of Party, Côte d’Ivoire, USAID ASSIST/URC

In English

Qu’est-ce que l’institutionnalisation de l’amélioration de la qualité?  
L’institutionnalisation de l’amélioration de la qualité (AQ) est un processus continu dans lequel les activités liées à la définition, à la mesure et à l’amélioration de la qualité s’intègrent officiellement et philosophiquement à la structure et au fonctionnement d’une organisation ou d’un système de soins de santé (Projet AQ 2002).

Hunting the beast with five “i”s – institutionalization

Edward Broughton

Director, Research and Evaluation, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

To me, the word institutionalization rolls off the tongue the same way that fingernails roll off a chalkboard. It’s a word so long that I get annoyed with typing it when I’m well less than halfway through. So, here I’ll call it “inst.” It’s my blog – and I’m no masochist.

Applying the Science of Improvement to Strengthen Systems and Improve Health Outcomes in Kenya

This four page flyer describes ASSIST’s current activities in Kenya where ASSIST supports the Ministry of Health (MOH); the Ministry of Labor, East African Community and Social Security (MLEAC&SS); the National AIDS and Sexually...

Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Government of India’s RMNCH+A Strategy: Lessons from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

ASSIST’s India team started providing QI support in December 2013 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...

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