URC’s USAID Health Care Improvement Project Holds Contest for Improvement Stories

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is holding a contest for the best stories about improvements made in a local setting by health care providers and implementers in USAID-assisted countries. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to present his or her story as a poster at the Global Health Council conference to be held July 18–21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

The stories, called improvement reports, can be submitted through the HCI Portal’s Improvement Database. HCI is particularly seeking stories with quantitative results related to improving care for women, newborns, and children and for people with TB, HIV, or other infectious diseases. Short video clips to complement a written report are also encouraged.

This is the second year that HCI has held such a contest. The best improvement report from 2011 was “Improving Patients’ Retention in HIV Care through Adherence to Scheduled Appointments at Bukedea Health Centre IV, Eastern Uganda,” submitted by Mr. Stephen Okiror, a Clinical Officer employed by the Bukedea district government in Eastern Uganda.

The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2012. For more information on registration, story format, and eligibility, see the HCI contest announcement.

Date 
January 27, 2012
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