Applying a quality improvement model to neglected tropical diseases program implementation: supporting programs in identifying keys for sustaining operations

West African neglected tropical diseases (NTD) programs have made great progress toward the elimination/control of NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy. However, some districts have failed impact surveys—notably for lymphatic filariasis and trachoma—due to implementation inadequacies, despite reporting good mass treatment coverage. A quality improvement framework has been initiated to strengthen country program interventions and address issues that hinder their ability to achieve the World Health Organization NTD road map elimination/control goals. 

The workshop aims to present an innovative model for improving implementation and discuss ideas, strategies, and plans for initiating quality improvement (QI) activities. Experiences from Ghana and Sierra Leone in the design and implementation of the QI model will be shared. 

USAID's Act to End NTDs | West's Kisito Ogoussan
Type
Meeting Report, Training Materials
Year of publication
Disease
All Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs
Country
All Countries
Focus Areas
Mass Drug Administration (MDA), MDA implementation, Community outreach, Annual training for MDA, NTD Capacity Building, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA), Disease-specific assessments, post-treatment surveillance, and related training, Learning & quality improvement
Media Type
Event or Webinar Handout
Partners
FHI360, HKI