Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia

Successfully Providing Essential Newborn Care for Term and Premature Babies: A Midwife’s Perspective

Kyenjojo Hospital in Western Uganda is saving newborn lives by implementing evidence-based practices for the care of term and pre-term babies. Using quality improvement methods to change processes of care delivery, health care providers at...

Organizing for obstetric emergencies: How Kabarole Hospital in Western Uganda is saving mothers’ lives

Kabarole Hospital in Midwestern Uganda is saving mothers’ lives by implementing evidence-based practices for the management of obstetric emergencies like eclampsia, a condition where the woman’s blood pressure rises to life-threatening...

Assessment of Selected Best Practices for Maternal and Newborn Care in Albania, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia

This report describes the results of a four-country assessment, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), of high-impact maternal and newborn childbirth practices in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region. Conducted...

Evaluation of Medical and Nursing Competencies in Antenatal, Delivery, and Newborn Care in Five SILAIS in Nicaragua

In 2005 the Ministry of Health (MINSA) of Nicaragua conducted the first study of competencies of health staff who provide maternal and newborn services. Based on these results, MINSA, in conjunction with external agencies and projects,...

Evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis of a quality improvement collaborative approach for the testing and management of eclampsia /pre-eclampsia cases in Mali

An evaluation of the USAID Healthcare Improvement (HCI) Project summarizing the results of collaborative improvement in 12 countries by over 1300 teams during 1998-2008 has shown that teams were able to achieve large increases in...

Russia Health Quality Portal

This web portal was developed by the Federal Research Institute for Health Care Organization and Information of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, in partnership with the USAID Health Care Improvement...

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...

Health Workforce Competency and Facility Readiness for Safe Deliveries | Tanzania

The maternal mortality ratio in Tanzania is estimated to be 578/100,000. 1 A great majority of these deaths are due to obstetric complications, 90% of which can be avoided. Some obstetric complications can be predicted and most are...

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