Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Residents of Azerbaijan have access to higher quality services in a number of priority health areas, a better understanding of their health care rights and responsibilities, and a more responsive health system thanks to an Abt-led project.
In the last two years the Azerbaijan Strengthening Heath Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP) project, led by Abt Associates, has helped Azerbaijan to achieve significant improvements in the delivery of health services. This includes care for tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, maternal/neonatal/child health, and reproductive health/family planning.
“AZ SHIP leaves behind a number of strengthened national institutions throughout the health system, plus improved health policies, strategies, and plans,” said Mark McEuen, Abt Associates deputy division manager and vice president, International Health. “This means that Azerbaijan is better equipped to continue to improve the quality of priority health services delivered and positively impact more people’s lives.”
AZ SHIP By the Numbers
850,000 people reached with messages about tuberculosis
650,000 people reached with messages about family planning
4,186 providers trained on maternal/neonatal/child health, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, and mental health
2,545 community members trained by peers on health topics
202 providers trained in patient-provider communication
268 hospitals using an electronic health information system (HIS), which has more than 600,000 patient records
80 community health events organized
50 sites using e-TB Manager, a comprehensive tuberculosis registration and monitoring system
30 Primary health care facilities conducting quality improvement activities
12 clinical training packages developed to educate health providers
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