To strengthen existing efforts by the Government of Botswana in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, USAID provided financial and technical assistance through the Botswana Population Assistance (BOTSPA) project. BOTSPA’s goal was to improve the quality and availability of family planning (FP) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services through designing, implementing, and monitoring activities that would lead to the eventual institutionalization and sustainability of high-quality FP and STI/HIV/AIDS services. The Ministry of Health requested assistance from the Africa OR/TA Project II to develop and test an approach for routinely measuring the quality of service delivery and assessing skills retention by staff trained through in-service courses. A rapid assessment mechanism was designed and then used to determine the readiness of health facilities in Botswana to offer quality FP and STI management services. According to this report, the mechanism was found generally acceptable, easy to use by staff and managers, and provided valid information on the readiness of the health facilities to provide FP and STI services.
Maribe, Lucy Sejo, Baker Ndugga Maggwa, Ian Askew, and Kate Miller. 1997. "Using a rapid assessment approach to evaluate the quality of care in an integrated program: The experience of the Family Health Division, Ministry of Health, Botswana," Africa OR/TA Project II Final Report. Nairobi: Population Council.
Africa OR/TA Project II