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The gas cylinder, the motorcycle and the village health team member: a proof-of-concept study for the use of the Microsystems Quality Improvement Approach to strengthen the routine immunization system in Uganda

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The Africa Routine Immunization Systems Essentials-System Innovation (ARISE-SI) initiative assessed the application of the Microsystems Quality Improvement Approach for generating local solutions to strengthen RI systems in Masaka District, Uganda. Assessment was made through quantitative and qualitative methods and found that barriers to routine immunization, including lack of back up gas cylinders at facilities, inadequate transportation, and underutilized village health teams, were successfully addressed through the Microsystems Quality Improvement Approach. JSI's Lea Ayers LaFave co-authored the article based on the ARISE-SI assessment with researchers from the Darmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine and the Makerere University School of Public Health.

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