Antenatal corticosteroids for management of preterm birth: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions

Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are effective at reducing deaths and serious complications in preterm infants <34 weeks gestation if administered to mothers at risk of imminent preterm birth in order to stimulate fetal lung maturation...

IBP Consortium Conference in Ethiopia: Scaling Up Family Planning & Reproductive Health Best Practices

This international meeting sponsored the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Consortium was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 15-19, 2015.  The conference, Hands on for Scaling Up Family Planning & Reproductive Health Best Practices: Experience and Challenges from Africa, sought to exchange global and country experiences for scaling up family planning and reproductive health best practices and provide some hands-on application of systematic approaches to scale-up through presentations and case study exercises.

Creative Solutions: A Case Study of Improving Health Care in the Russian Federation

This case study describes how improvements in pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal respiratory distress were scaled up in two regions of the Russian Federation using existing leadership structures and champions mentored by Russian...

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...

E2A Community of Practice Meeting on Scale-up

Washington, DC

USAID ASSIST's Dr. M. Rashad Massoud and Dr. Maina Boucar presented at the Community of Practice meeting on Scale-up convened by the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project on December 5 in Washington, DC.  Ms. Rhea Bright presented on behalf of Dr. James Heiby of USAID to give USAID's perspectives on scale-up.  Dr. Massoud framed the issues with his presentation, "How Can We Scale Up Successful Interventions".  Dr.

A promising approach to scale up health care improvements in low-and middle-income countries: the Wave-Sequence Spread Approach and the concept of the Slice of a System

This new article by M. Rashad Massoud and Nana Mensah-Abrampah in F1000Research 2014, 3:100 discusses the wave-sequence approach to scale-up, which spurs up-take of the improvement in a systematic and sequential way, using spread agents--...

Como se replicaron los cambios de mejoramiento de la calidad: Estudio de la diseminación de las mejores prácticas en la atención materno neonatal en Guatemala

Difundir las mejores prácticas es fundamental para el logro de resultados a gran escala. Durante un período de 18 meses a partir de marzo de 2007 hasta septiembre de 2008, el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social de Guatemala...

ISQua Webinar "Scaling up High-Impact Interventions"


Webinar on the science behind scale-up: Tuesday 1 October 2013 9am EST.

Towards more effective spread of improvement methods in lower and middle income countries: A synthesis of the research

This document presents the results of an assignment commissioned by University Research Co., LLC (URC) for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project to review evidence about how effective quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) may be...

The Spread of ProCONE: A Case Study in Guatemala

Between March 2007 and September 2008, the USAID-funded Calidad en Salud Project, implemented by University Research Co. LLC (URC) carried out an initiative to improve the quality of essential obstetric and newborn care services (...