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Case Studies

  • Paying for Quality, the Case of China

    Paying for Quality, the Case of China 

    Case Study by Liana R. Woskie, MSc is the Assistant Director of the Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ) at the Harvard Global Health Institute. HIGHQ works with implementing bodies around the word to inform and evaluate health policies aimed at improving care quality. Liana is also a current PhD candidate at the London School of Economics; her dissertation focuses on strategies to measure patient centered care for health system improvement with a focus on fragile states.   



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    Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he now serves as Faculty Director of the BWH Residency Management & Leadership Track. His main research interests include 1) identifying needs and successful models of care for high-need, high-cost populations, 2) improving health equity, and 3) evaluating the impact of pay-for-performance efforts globally on health care quality and costs.

    Track 7:  Quality and Safety in Developing Countries


  • Improving the Retention of Patients on Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART): A Case Study from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Improving the Retention of Patients on Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART): A Case Study from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Case Study by Dr James Heiby, Medical Officer in the Office of Health Systems in the Global Health Bureau of USAID.

    Track 7:  Quality and Safety in Developing Countries



  • Building in effective learning strategies in improvement work

    Building in effective learning strategies in improvement work 

    Case Study by Lani Marquez, MHSc, Knowledge Management Director at University Research Co., LLC (URC) for the USAID Applying Science to (ASSIST) Project.

    Track 7: Quality and Safety in Developing Countries