Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS and Dr. Donna Jacobs and Dr. John Byabagambi from the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provided an update on how quality assurance and continuous quality improvement (CQI) approaches are contributing to closing quality gaps in VMMC service delivery, reducing adverse events, and achieving better patient outcomes in nine East and Southern African countries.
Dr. Jacobs provided an overview of how CQI has been integrated into VMMC programming in six countries and explain how tablet-based tools are increasing the efficiency of PEPFAR-led external quality assurance (EQA) and Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) visits in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Tanzania. She also provided an update on what tools and training are available to support programs in rolling out CQI.
Dr. Byabagambi show edhow CQI has reduced adverse events and addressed other key implementation challenges and gaps identified through EQA. The webinar addressed how CQI is being applied to early infant male circumcision (EIMC) and to sustain quality VMMC services in Tanzania.
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