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Conference Presentations

  • Transforming Health Systems and Improving Quality Care for Chronic Conditions in Africa Workshop, Kampala, Uganda, May 31-June 3 | 2010

    One of the major challenges for African health systems is dealing with long-term illness. There is broad agreement among health systems experts that the effective delivery of care for chronic conditions of any kind is fundamentally different from that of acute care. Further, there exists a proven model for how to approach care that may extend over a lifetime: the Chronic Care Model. This model is supported by extensive experience and substantial research, chiefly in developed countries, where chronic care has been an issue for a long time.

  • Implementing a Gap Analysis Framework to Improve Care for Patients on ART: Training Participant Manual | 2010

    This quality improvement (QI) training participant manual was developed for presentation at a skill-building workshop conducted by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project at the June 2010 Global Health Council annual conference.  The workshop was designed to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in modern health care improvement, including aim-setting, indicator development, process analysis, and developing tests of changes using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles for implementing improvement interventions. 

  • Round Table Meeting on the National Improvement Strategy and Infrastructure for Improvement Health Care in Afghanistan | 2010

    This paper summarizes the proceedings of the Round Table Meeting on the National Improvement Strategy and Infrastructure for Improving Health Care in Afghanistan, which was held January 10, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • A Practice Guide to Process Mapping, Analysis and Redesign | 2010

    This one day tenth annual conference, to be held September 15, 2010 at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, focuses on the redesigning processes, change and innovation to improve the patient journey. Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Director of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project, will present on redesigning the patient journey, discussing process mapping and redesign, quality, innovation, productivity, and analyzing the patient journey to identify areas for improvement.

  • Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of WHO Patient Safety, spoke at USAID on role of improving safety and quality in reaching MDGs | 2010

    There is a growing international consensus that achieving the Millennium Development Goals for maternal, neonatal and child mortality will require strengthening the health systems of many countries. There is much less agreement on what constitutes health system strengthening and how to approach this objective.

  • Keynote address--East, Central, and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community Best Practices Forum | 2009

    Dr Stephen Kinoti, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor to the USAID Health Care Improvement Project, delivered the keynote address on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the East, Central, and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community Best Practices Forum and Directors Joint Consultative meeting in September 2009.  In the speech, entitled "Improving Access to Quality Health Care to achieve the Millennium Development Goals," Kinoti told ECSA delegates that existing resources could be used to reach MDGs 4, 5, and 6 which address reducing child mortality,

  • Strategies Used by Facilities to Integrate FP into HIV Care: What works and what doesn’t | 2009

    Presentation made on November 16, 2009 by Dr. Ibrahim Kirunda, Quality Improvement Advisor for the HCI Project, at the International Conference on Family Planning, in Kampala, Uganda.