Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates is implementing the five-year, USAID-funded Quality Health Care Project (QHCP) in Central Asia through 2015. This contract continues and expands the company's transformational work under the “Zdrav” series of projects (ZdravReform, ZdravPlus, and ZdravPlus II), which made significant progress in strengthening health systems and improving the quality of health services in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Building on these earlier successes, QHCP aims to improve the health of Central Asians by strengthening health care systems and services, particularly in the areas of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis control, maternal and child health, evidence-based medicine, and rational use of antibiotics. Through an integrated health systems approach, the project assists governments and communities to more effectively meet the needs of vulnerable populations, with the aim of increasing utilization of health services and improving health outcomes. The project collaborates closely with national partners to introduce evidence-based approaches, improve the policy environment, empower communities to respond to health needs, and institutionalize monitoring and feedback systems to allow for sustainable improvements in quality of care on the facility level. Lessons learned at the community and facility levels inform policy interventions.
Abt Associates’ team of partners has unparalleled experience in Central Asia and cutting-edge expertise in tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, maternal child health, and family planning and reproductive health. These partners include Project HOPE, AIDS Projects Management Group, and Scientific Technology and Language Institute.
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Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.