Tuberculosis

Improving TB case notification in northern Uganda: evidence of a quality improvement-guided active case finding intervention

Published in BMC Health Services Research, this paper describes a QI-based intervention with aresearch component used to document and explain changes in TB case notification in 10 districts in North-ern Uganda among high-risk populations...

World Mental Health Day: Jamaican Health Care Workers providing Psychosocial Support to Children and their Caregivers

Diana Chamrad

Improvement Director, Vulnerable Children & Families, Mental Health USAID Applying Science to Strengthen & Improve Systems Project (ASSIST)

Caregivers and families attending well child visits in Jamaica.-Photo credit: Diana Chamrad, URC.

Improving TB screening at Nine TB Diagnostic Treatment Units: Tested Changes and guidance from Uganda

In Uganda, ASSIST worked with the MOH and implementing partners to build the capacity of health workers to be able to screen, diagnose, and manage TB to improve TB care services using the continuous quality improvement (QI) model as well...

Improving TB Treatment Response Monitoring at Nine TB Diagnostic Treatment Units: Tested Changes and Guidance from Uganda

In Uganda, ASSIST worked with the MOH and implementing partners to build the capacity of health workers to be able to screen, diagnose, and manage TB to improve TB care services using the continuous quality improvement (QI) model as well...

Improving Quality of TB Data at Nine TB Diagnostic Treatment Units: Tested Changes and Guidance from Uganda

In Uganda, ASSIST worked with the MOH and implementing partners to build the capacity of health workers to be able to screen, diagnose, and manage TB to improve TB care services using the continuous quality improvement (QI) model as well...

USAID ASSIST Project Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed 5.5 years of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the eleventh Semi-Annual Performance Monitoring...

2018 Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Durban, South Africa

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY17

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed the fifth year of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the tenth Semi-Annual Performance...

Using quality improvement to improve the utilisation of GeneXpert testing at five lab hubs in Northern Uganda

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem, with an estimated 10.4 million new (incident) TB cases worldwide each year. Case notification for TB in the 16 districts in Northern Uganda is 134 cases/100 000 population,...

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