Rolling Out Continuous Quality Improvement in VMMC: Lessons Learned from the USAID ASSIST Pilot Projects in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, & Tanzania

On July 7, 2015, the USAID ASSIST Project hosted a webinar on the experiences and lessons learned from the USAID ASSIST Pilot Projects in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, and Tanzania. 

Improving the Quality of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through Use of the Continuous Quality Improvement Approach: A Pilot in 30 PEPFAR-Supported Sites in Uganda

Since 2010, Uganda's Ministry of Health (MOH) has implemented voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as part of its HIV prevention strategy, with support from PEPFAR and its partners. In 2012, two PEPFAR-led external quality assessments found serious performance gaps in minimum VMMC quality standards in several sites. In response, PEPFAR asked the USAID ASSIST Project to support the MOH and implementing partners to improve quality and safety in VMMC services and to build capacity of MOH staff to continuously improve VMMC service quality. This article describes ASSIST's initial work with 30 sites across Uganda.

VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement Results: What’s New in Implementation, Research, and Tools?

Please join the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS and staff of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and AIDSFREE Project for an update on how continuous quality improvement (CQI) is making an impact on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) service quality in eight Southern and East African countries.

Making the Most of In-Service Communication

VMMC offers a unique opportunity to engage adolescent and adult males in high-quality HIV prevention communication and services, and to share key messages with males who otherwise might not interact with the health system.

What’s New in Scaling Up Continuous Quality Improvement for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS and Dr. Donna Jacobs and Dr.

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