The “Integrated Management Team to Improve Maternal-Child Outcomes” (IMPROVE) intervention is a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes through patient-centered, participatory service delivery and multidisciplinary management teams (MDT). The intervention includes three key approaches: (1) multidisciplinary, integrated management teams of facility- and community-based health care and lay workers; (2) Joint Positive Health Dignity, and Prevention (PHDP)-focused counseling for patients and skills-building training and job aids for health workers; and (3) increased early community-based counseling and support for patients. This report summarizes the key findings from the implementation of this intervention in Lesotho (under Project SOAR), a country with a generalized HIV epidemic and the second highest HIV prevalence worldwide.
Tiam, Appolinaire, Vincent Tukei, Lauren Greenberg, Shannon Viana, Heather Hoffman, Laura Guay, Ramatlapeng Thabelo, Tsietso Mots'oane, and Matsepeli Nchephe. 2021. "Optimizing maternal and child health outcomes through use of multidisciplinary 'IMPROVE' teams in Lesotho," Project SOAR Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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