Implementation of The Global Fund's Programmatic Quality Assurance and Improvement Approach

Investigator: George Rutherford, MD
Sponsor: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Location(s): Burundi; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; Somalia; South Sudan; Uganda; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo (Kinshasa); Congo (Brazzaville); Lesotho; Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Sierra Leone; Togo; Kyrgyzstan; North Korea; Afghanistan; India; Nepal; Laos; Syria; Honduras


Program Quality is the degree to which health programs increase the likelihood of desired outcomes.

• Poor quality health programs are an impediment to achieving Global Fund’s objectives & waste resources 
• To support the objective to maximize impact, program quality requires measurement
The Global Fund is committed to improving program quality to maximize impact at the country level, by 
1) Identifying and addressing critical bottlenecks at different levels of country systems 
2) Identifying and replicating best practices leading to better health outcomes 
3) Assurance, monitoring and continuous quality improvement to drive impact