Institutionalization

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...

Developing consensus for improvement competencies

Esther Karamagi

Chief of Party, Uganda, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Kim Ethier Stover

Senior Improvement Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Over the past couple of years, a wide range of stakeholders in East Africa have been involved in developing a framework of core competencies for quality improvement. This process was facilitated by the Regional Centre for Quality of HealthCare and the USAID ASSIST project.  An initial group of stakeholders from Ministries of Health in Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi, nursing councils in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and medical and public health training institutions form Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda gathered to brainstorm core competencies that were needed by health care worker to continuously improve the care they provide. Following the initial development, the framework went through two rounds of Delphi review by experts in quality improvement from the USAID ASSIST project, ICAP/Columbia University, WHO, Path International and the Ministry of Health in Uganda.

Pilot of the Hhohho Regional Coordination Agency in Swaziland

PEPFAR’s goal in Swaziland is to provide financial resources and technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure delivery of high-quality services to patients and clients at service delivery sites, while at the same time...

Baseline Assessment of Cambodia Health Professions Regulatory System

The ASSIST Cambodia team completed a baseline assessment of the health professions regulatory system in September 2014. The objectives of the baseline assessment were to: Examine the current regulatory system and legal environment for...

What has HCI done to institutionalize improvement? A report from 17 countries

This assessment examined the varying ways that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has facilitated the institutionalization of improvement at the national level across 17 HCI-supported countries. This was a qualitative...

Institutionalization of Improvement in 15 HCI-supported Countries

This report presents findings from a preliminary assessment of institutionalization of continuous improvement activities across 15 HCI-supported countries using a framework consisting of elements that contribute to improvement at the...

Sustaining Better Maternal and Newborn Care and Quality Improvement in Niger: Challenges and Successes

Collaborative improvement is a QI strategy to improve the quality of care and facilitate the emergence of a culture of quality in a network of participating sites, by bringing together the energy and creativity of different sites to...

Toolkit for accreditation programs

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) began a project in 2001 to develop a Toolkit for Accreditation Programs, to assist accreditation providers, funding agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and individual...

A framework for institutionalizing quality assurance

Objective. To develop a framework to support the institutionalization of quality assurance (QA). Design. The framework for institutionalizing QA consists of a model of eight essential elements and a ‘roadmap’ for the process of...

Quality Assurance Project. Egypt country report

The office of the Quality Assurance Project in Egypt (QAP/Egypt) was opened in July 1993, in collaboration with the Cost Recovery in Health Project (CRHP) and the Egyptian Ministry of Health. It was staffed by the QAP/E Resident Advisor...

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