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Technical/Field Reports

  • Qualitative Research on Male Circumcision in Namibia | 2010

    This assessment examined attitudes and perceptions toward male circumcision as part of a larger situational analysis of male circumcision in Namibia that was designed to inform the development of a national prevention strategy. The research, conducted for the Ministry of Health and Social Services, was conducted in 2008 and collected information on: 1) the perceived benefits and drawbacks of male circumcision, 2) attitudes of individuals toward male circumcision, 3) key influences on the decision to circumcise, and 4) public understanding of the relationship between HIV and male

  • Options for Large-scale Spread of Simple, High-impact Interventions | 2010

    The Surgical Safety Checklist has the potential to save untold lives worldwide and to prevent even more surgical harm. Such success, however, will rest on effective implementation, which in turn will require adoption by many thousands of surgical practitioners, working in different cultures and contexts, many of them in remote, hard-to-reach areas.

  • Technical Advisory Group Meeting, Washington, DC, May 18, 2009. Proceedings | 2009

    Leading health care improvement experts gathered in Washington, DC on May 18, 2009 to serve as the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project, USAID’s global initiative to expand the use of modern improvement methods in health care in developing countries. Launched in October 2007 as a three-year Task Order to University Research Co., LLC (URC), the project is at its mid-point.   The TAG, comprised of experts in HCI’s statement of work, met to review the project’s progress to date and provide guidance for its direction in th

  • Assessment of HIV Quality of Care in Cote d'Ivoire | 2009

    The assessment, conducted in July and August 2008, collected data from interviews with providers or heads of HIV services, as well as cohort data from medical records and registers used for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV care services.  The first cohort, made of patients already on ART, was defined as patients who had a documented ART initiation date in their medical records as of June 2007.

  • USAID Health Care Improvement Project Task Order 1 | FY09 Annual Project Report | 2009

    This annual project report describes the activities of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project Task Order 1 during FY2009 (Performance Period: October 1, 2008-September 30, 2009).