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Improving Infection Prevention and Control Practices at Health Facilities in Resource-Limited Settings: SIAPS Technical Report

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is essential to reduce the spread of health facility-acquired (nosocomial) infections, including drug-resistant ones.

The USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program’s goal in global technical assistance in IPC is to reduce the development and spread of nosocomial infections and antimicrobial resistance. This contributes to an improved quality of patient care and safety in public health facilities in resource-constrained countries.

This report summarizes key accomplishments and lessons learned in implementing SIAPS’ approach to improving IPC practices in four countries: South Africa, Namibia, Jordan, and Ethiopia. All activities address SIAPS’s overall objective to build or enhance national and facility capacity to develop, implement, and monitor IPC programs by focusing on the principles of health systems strengthening.

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Facilitating Adherence to Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility, acceptability and user friendliness of job aids and dispensing envelopes for facilitating increased adherence to amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) for treatment of childhood pneumonia among community health workers (CHWs), facility based health workers and caregivers of children.

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Building Systems for Access and Appropriate Use of iCCM Medicines

Briggs J, Yeager B, Diarra S. Building Systems for Access and Appropriate Use of iCCM Medicines. This seminar was presented as part of the 2016 USAID Global Health Mini-University. For more information on the Mini-University, visit www.mini-university.com.

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Ensuring Access to and Appropriate Use of Medicines for iCCM: It takes a system

Briggs J, Joshi MP, Yeager B, Diarra S. Ensuring access to and appropriate use of medicines for iCCM: It takes a system. Oral presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL, USA. November 3, 2015.

 

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Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control Systems in Resource-Limited Settings Using a Self-Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Approach

Goredema W, Ntengu M, Briggs J, Alemayehy W, Claassens L, et al. Strengthening infection prevention and control (IPC) systems in resource-limited settings using a self-assessment and continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach. Poster presentation at the 15th International Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control. New Delhi, India.

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Évaluation rapide du Système pharmaceutique public en Guinée, mars 2012

Évaluation rapide du Système pharmaceutique public en Guinée, mars 2012

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Scaling Up Integrated Community Case Management in Burundi

The Burundi SIAPS team, in a one-MSH initiative led by Pascaline Harerimana and assisted by SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor Jane Briggs, supported the Burundi’s Ministry of Health (MoH) National Malaria Control Program to evaluate their pilot of community case management of malaria. The objective was to inform the requirements for expanding services to include malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia, called integrated community case management (iCMM) and recommendation to consider for scale-up. Jane’s May 7th presentation at USAID/W stimulated a lively discussion on taking activities to scale and increasing coverage.

iCCM is one of the key strategies for ending preventable deaths of children under five. A large and growing body of evidence suggests that iCCM can increase access to timely treatment.

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Management of Essential Maternal Health Medicines: Examples from Rwanda and Kenya

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Presented at Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 during the session Improving Access to Essential Maternal Health Medicines. Read more about the conference here.

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