The Spread of ProCONE: A Case Study from Guatemala

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Between March 2007 and September 2008, the USAID-funded Calidad en Salud Project, implemented by University Research Co. LLC (URC) carried out an initiative to improve the quality of essential obstetric and newborn care services (Promoción y Cuidados Obstétricos Neonatales Essenciales, known by its Spanish acronym, ProCONE). Implementation began in 25 health centers in the San Marcos Health Area in the highlands of Western Guatemala, and in 2009 was expanded to an additional 79 health posts and 56 primary care units in San Marcos and in eight other health areas. The aim of this case study was to gain a deeper understanding of how the process of spreading innovations and “best practices” to other health facilities worked in the context of ProCONE.

Publication Date 
March 2012
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries