The USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA), launched in 2023, aims to realize Ethiopia’s health equity goals and to improve health outcomes of women and children country-wide, over these next five years. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health called for a strengthened foundation and coordination of the health system to enable better coordination of services and greater continuity of care for women and children accessing these services. QHA answers that call by improving health facilities’ ability to deliver high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services; increasing quality management and accountability for service delivery; and restoring services in facilities within conflict-affected areas.
Through QHA, JSI’s locally led team is building a transformative systems approach to quality that includes continuous and adaptive learning and scale-up of proven strategies and innovations. JSI’s sub-partners Institute for Healthcare Improvement; MSI Reproductive Choices, with MSI-Ethiopia; Project HOPE; and the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations will be essential to these efforts.
QHA offers custom fit structural and performance quality improvement interventions across 2,239 health facilities in 67 woredas through a phased approach. The learning, monitoring, and evaluation foundation of QHA guides data use to strategically inform interventions, directs evidence to enhance outcomes and ensure accountability, and guides innovative and sustainable solutions.