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QA Brief

This newsletter, published under the prior QAP contract, includes articles in project activities and technical approaches focused on a specific theme. Some issues are also available in French and Spanish.

A Comparison of QA and Performance Improvement: In addition to QA and performance improvement, this issue focuses on accreditation in South Africa, QI teams in Guatemala, identifying root causes, increasing compliance with standards, and community-based problem solving. (Spring 2001)
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The Impact of Accreditation on Quality: This issue addresses accreditation as well as self-regulation of hospitals in India and implementing IMCI. (Fall 1999)
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Lagrément en tant quoutil damélioration de la qualité
El uso de la acreditación para mejorar la calidad

Organizing for Quality: Options for Country Programs examines national level structures that organize QA functions and activities in different ways to facilitate quality work at the facility management and provider levels. (January 1999)
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Organisation de la qualité: options pour des programmes nationaux
Organización para la calidad:Opciones para los programas de país

The Use of Evidence-based Medicine in Developing Countries: This issue emphasizes improving maternal and child health through QA; it also highlights use of case management maps in Uganda for pre-eclampsia, improving adherence to IMCI in Kenya and Malawi, using vendor-to-vendor education to improve drug prescribing practices, team-based problem solving in Rwanda and Kenya, and improving essential obstetric care in Bolivia. (Winter 2001)
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The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Contract Number GPH-C-00-02-00004-00.