Quality Improvement Center/HEALTHQUAL

Investigator: Bruce D. Agins, MD, MPH
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): Malawi; Uganda; Zimbabwe; Namibia; Nigeria; Cambodia; Viet Nam; Laos; Thailand; Haiti; Papua New Guinea


HEALTHQUAL has demonstrated success in partnering directly with Ministries of Health and gaining buy-in and participation from senior leadership and key stakeholders within the Ministry, which optimizes successful integration of the Quality Management Program into Ministry structures. This is particularly important as countries move to adopt national strategic plans and formal national QI/QA policy, and as Ministries of Health plan for the integration of disease-specific programs (e.g. HIV) into the broader public health care delivery system.