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Measurement that Matters: Understanding Quality of Care from Clients’ Perspectives

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By Leah Jarvis, Katey Peck, Sara Chace Dwyer, Erika Martin & Aparna Jain. This blog was originally published on the Knowledge SUCCESS website. High quality of care (QoC) in contraceptive provision is associated with greater contraceptive uptake, higher continuation of use, and improved client satisfaction. Over several decades, various frameworks and indicators to measure QoC [more…]

Coronavirus: The Ethical Conundrums We Face

The controversies that COVID-19 has highlighted for us Three controversial items are addressed in this essay: social distancing interventions manifested through lockdowns, the challenge of providing access to intensive care units (ICUs) and ventilators, and finally the ethical issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine—especially how those in low resource settings can access vaccines. The priority [more…]

The Critical Role of Nurses and Midwives In and Beyond a Pandemic: Reflecting on 2020 with Ann Phoya, PhD, RNM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The objective of this cause, which is aimed at recognising and celebrating 59% of the world’s health professionals, took on a new dimension as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken [more…]

Zoomshops Don’t Have to be Boring!

This is the second blog in Beth Gragg’s “Switching to Zoom? Tips for maximizing interaction in your Zoom(work)shops” blog series. Read the first blog in the series: Preparing to Zoomshop! You know how easily distracted we are by emails, news feeds, Twitter, cat videos, or the report that sits unwritten on our desktops. The same [more…]

Preparing to “Zoomshop”

It seems that face-to-face workshops are a thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future. While I miss the dynamics of working “live” and in real time with groups of people, I am committed to helping people easily participate when they are in virtual workshops. Over the past few months, I’ve learned a [more…]