Aligning and Clarifying Health Worker Tasks to Improve Maternal Care in Niger: The Tahoua Region Human Resources Quality Improvement Collaborative

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This report describes pioneering work in Niger by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) to apply quality improvement methods to strengthen human resources management and performance at the facility- and district-management level to improve maternal care in the Tahoua Region. Since May 2009, 15 health facility and 11 district management quality improvement (QI) teams have worked together with the support of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Niger and the USAID HCI Project. This work uses the QI Collaborative approach to develop, test, implement, and spread feasible strategies targeting specific human resources improvement objectives to improve maternal care services. Results from this program demonstrate that by building the capacity of health workers and district managers in teams to solve problems that affect their ability to provide maternal care, performance, productivity, efficiency, quality of care, and clinical indicators are sustainably improved over time.

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