Post-partum Hemorrhage

Saving Mothers Giving Life: A Northern Uganda Photo Story

The Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project was a five year (2012-2017) private–public partnership (PPP) aimed at rapidly reducing maternal and newborn mortality in selected districts of Uganda, Zambia, and Nigeria. In Uganda, which has...

Improving Maternal and Newborn Care in Northern Uganda Change Package

A synthesis of the most robust, high-impact and evidence-based changes that resulted in facility and community-level improvements in the processes and systems of providing maternal and newborn care services Uganda’s maternal and newborn...

Using Collaborative Improvement to Enhance Postpartum Family Planning in Niger

The report describes the ASSIST project intervention in 16 facilities in Niger that led to an improvement in postpartum family planning (PPFP) quality and uptake, and adherence with selected FP methods of choice. The intervention, which...

Tested Changes to Improve Maternal and Newborn Care

This synthesis of evidence-based changes to improve processes and systems for maternal and newborn care in Uganda was developed for the Ministry of Health by the USAID ASSIST Project as part of its assistance to the PEPFAR-funded Saving...

Changes that improved maternal health services during postnatal period in India

The change ideas shared in this document is a compilation of ideas that showed success in changing important processes to achieve improvement in services in immediate postpartum period. These change ideas were successfully implemented in a...

Improving Outcomes for Mothers, Newborns, and Children

This short report describes the approaches used and some of the results achieved by the USAID ASSIST Project to improve care for mothers, newborns, and children.

Common Pitfalls for New Improvement Teams: A Story from New Delhi, India

Listen as Nigel Livesley, Project Director of the ASSIST Project in India, shares a story from a New Delhi hospital in training a new improvement team to provide better and safer care for women during the postpartum period. Here are four...

Engaging frontline health providers in improving the quality of health care using facility-based improvement collaboratives in Afghanistan: case study

This case-study describes the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Afghanistan to apply the collaborative improvement approach to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and...

Improving communication between nursing shifts to improve care in Hisar District Hospital, Haryana, India

The Hisar District Hospital delivers 250 to 300 babies a month, approximately ten percent of all deliveries in the district. A quality improvement team was formed in the hospital to improve the administration of oxytocin to reduce post-...

Improving assessment and monitoring of women in labour at District Women’s Hospital, Pauri, Uttarakhand, India

The District Women’s Hospital in Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand State is a 33-bed facility and provides delivery care to 40 women a month, approximately six percent of all institutional deliveries in the district. The hospital has...

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