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Research/Evaluation Reports

  • Evaluation of a Ministry of Health ART Training Workshop in Uganda | 2010

    In the fall of 2009, Family Health International (FHI), in collaboration with University Research Co., LLC (URC) and the Uganda (MOH) conducted an evaluation of an MOH training workshop on the patient management of ART took place on September 14-23, 2009 in Soroti, Uganda. The evaluation targeted nurses and midwives who participated in the workshop and focused on the ART chronic care portion of the training.

  • A Rapid Evaluation of the Uganda MoH Training Program on the Use of HIV Patient Monitoring Tools | 2010


  • Expanding TB and TB/HIV Integrated Services in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam | 2009

    This report provides an evaluation of an 18-month quality improvement intervention supported by the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project (QAP) and its successor, the Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project, in Thai Binh Province of Vietnam. The province, located in the Red River’s Delta in northern Vietnam, has 1.8 million population, an annual TB case load of 1600–1800 cases, and an cumulative number of 2188 HIV-infected cases.

  • Results of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries | 2009

    This paper summarizes 10 years of evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. The collaborative improvement approach was designed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States to produce rapid, significant improvements in a targeted area of health care.

  • Evaluating Health Care Collaboratives: The Experience of the Quality Assurance Project | 2008

    This report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the Quality Assurance Project’s work to apply the improvement collaborative approach during 2003–2007, when QAP implemented 35 collaboratives in 14 developing and middle-income countries. The purpose of the evaluation, which was led by EnCompass LLC, was to document and evaluate the implementation and results of QAP-supported collaboratives using a formative, participatory methodology.

  • Collaborative Evaluation Series: Russia Site Visit Report | 2008

    This report presents the methodology, findings, and conclusions of an evaluation of the HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care, and Support (TCS) Collaborative in Russia.

  • Accessibility of Antiretroviral Therapy in St. Petersburg and Orenburg City, Russia | 2008

    The availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has risen in Russia, but uptake has remained low. To identify and measure the factor preventing people with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) from seeking, accepting, and adhering to ART, the Quality Assurance Project (QAP) contracted with Stellit, a Russian NGO assisting people with HIV/AIDS, to investigate those reasons and propose recommendations. This research report presents findings from focus groups of people with HIV/AIDS and interviews with experts.

  • The Evidence Base for Programming for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Low Prevalence and Concentrated Epidemic Countries | 2008

    This working paper is the result of collaboration between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and URC’s Quality Assurance and Workforce Development Project (QAP). Worldwide, the commitment to protect and support children affected by HIV/AIDS is growing, and countries with low level or concentrated epidemics are increasingly developing and putting in place special programs to support these children.

  • Private-for-Profit HIV/AIDS Care in Uganda: An Assessment | 2008

    Nearly half of Uganda’s health care facilities are private and for-profit, and a small percentage has been accredited to provide care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS. However, little is known about the quality of care offered by private-for-profit (PFP) providers. This study assessed 30 of the 36 accredited PFP providers in Uganda to determine the scope and quality of their HIV/AIDS services. A major finding of the assessment was that PFP provider adherence with standards of care was good in the first visit, particularly for clinical activities, but declined