Research, Tools, and Guides
A decade after the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was introduced, researchers examined its use by surgeons around the world and found most reported it enhanced patient safety.
An assessment of the current use of the Safe Childbirth Checklist found that it had been widely adopted and adapted to local contexts.
A study of the TeamBirth model, created to enhance the safety and dignity of childbirth care, found it improved communication and teamwork between clinicians and patients.
Incorporating genetic sequencing into cancer screenings could facilitate early cancer detection.
Research from members of our Primary Health Care team published in Health Policy and Planning concludes that increasing managerial autonomy alone is not sufficient for improving overall health facility performance and that many factors, specific to individual managerial functions, mediate relationships between decision space and performance in Ugandan healthcare facilities.
The tool identifies “vaccine deserts,” where people have little or no convenient access to vaccination and potential new vaccination sites to address the gaps and support equitable access.
The Vital Signs Profiles are a measurement tool that policymakers, donors, advocates and citizens can use to better understand, and ultimately improve, primary health care.
The Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has put the limitations of our health system into stark relief. It has also created a new set of extraordinary challenges. Across the country, clinicians are responding to rising COVID-19 cases amid shifting guidance, strained capacity, and personal risk. Hospitals have had to restrict visitors, postpone scheduled appointments and surgeries,… Continue reading COVID-19 and the Momentum for Better Maternal Health Care
Toolkit to support health care providers discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with hesitant patients.
How Costa Rica became a bright spot for primary health care practices.