Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
The Maternal and Child Centers of Excellence project, led by Abt Associates for USAID, addressed a joint goal of USAID and the Dominican Republic: Improving the health status and lives of the people of the country by increasing their access to quality maternal and child care, with the ultimate objective of reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
The project, implemented from February 2009 through February 2014, focused on developing Centers of Excellence with integrated health systems to improve the quality of maternal and child health services in ten strategically selected hospitals and three Provincial Health Directorates (DPS). By disseminating their lessons learned and best practices, the centers are contributing to the country’s achievement of equal access to sustainable and quality services for every mother and child.
Success in the Dominican Republic: A Collection of USAID/Maternal & Child Centers of Excellence Success Stories
Final Report of the USAID/Maternal & Child Centers of Excellence project
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