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Entries in Anbrasi Edward (6)

Thursday
Dec012011

Association between health workforce capacity and quality of care for children under five in Afghanistan 

This presentation by Dr Anbrasi Edward at the 28th ISQua conference in Hong Kong was informed by a study to determine the association between health workforce capacity and quality of care in primary care facilities providing a basic package of health services (BPHS) in Afghanistan.

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Monday
Nov072011

Can community health workers increase coverage of reproductive health services?

Health services were severely affected during the many years of instability and conflict in Afghanistan. In recent years, substantial increases in the coverage of reproductive health services have been achieved, yet absolute levels of coverage remain very low, especially in rural areas. One strategy for increasing use of reproductive health services is deploying community health workers (CHWs) to promote the use of services within the community and at health facilities. Results show that presence of a female CHW in the community is associated with higher use of modern contraception, antenatal care services and skilled birth attendants but presence of a male CHW is not. Community-level random effects were also significant.

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Tuesday
Jul262011

Configuring Balanced Scorecards for Measuring Health System Performance: Evidence from 5 Years' Evaluation in Afghanistan

n 2004, Afghanistan pioneered a balanced scorecard (BSC) performance system to manage the delivery of primary health care services. This study examines the trends of 29 key performance indicators over a 5-year period between 2004 and 2008.

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Thursday
Jul072011

Determinants of Skilled Birth Attendant Utilization in Afghanistan: A Cross-Sectional Study

This article seeks to identify characteristics associated with use of skilled birth attendants where health services exist in Afghanistan. It is based on a cross-sectional study in all 33 provinces in 2004.

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Thursday
Jul072011

Determinants of primary care service quality in Afghanistan

This article identifies factors associated with service quality provided by agencies implementing a basic package of health services in Afghanistan and is based on a cross-sectional survey of outpatient health facilities, health workers, patients and caretakers.

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