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USAID Enhancing Quality of Health Care Activity (EQHA)

  • Asia Pacific Regional Office
  • Cambodia
2018 - 2023

The USAID Enhancing Quality of Health Care Activity (EQHA) project engages and empowers national and provincial stakeholders, as well as public and private health care managers and providers, to collaboratively improve the quality and safety of services, strengthen systems and increase service utilization in Cambodia. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

FHI 360 and the Government of Cambodia lead the overall project with development partners, including the Meridian Group International, Population Services International (PSI) and the International Training and Education Center for Health in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

Project activities include:

  • Improving policies, guidelines and standards for streamlined quality assurance. EQHA strengthens the government’s capacity to generate and use evidence-based policies and standards across public- and private-sector health facilities. Efforts include employing real-time data tools and improving the cost-effectiveness of current health service delivery models to track treatment outcomes and ensure patient satisfaction.
  • Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. EQHA advocates for patient-centered care, promotes a collaborative approach to health care management and decision-making, and facilitates the engagement of the private sector in service improvement.
  • Strengthening regulatory framework, implementation and enforcement. To support the law on the regulation of health practitioners, EQHA works to create a foundation for a permanent, sustainable, health facility accreditation program for the public and private health sectors.
  • Supporting preservice public health training. EQHA is developing the capacity of preservice training institutions to deliver high-quality educational programs aligned with the latest evidence and national health priorities.

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