Improving iron and folic acid supplementation through quality improvement: an effectiveness-implementation hybrid study type III

Time: 9am-10am EST
Facilitator: Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, Senior Technical Lead, Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition
Geoffrey M Curran, Director of the Center for Implementation Research and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences;
Nathan Tumwesigye, Chief of Party at URC, Principal Investigator, Implementation Science Initiative;
Moses Tetui, researcher at the School of Public Health, Makerere University, Co-principal Investigator

Start Date: 04 December 2019 End Date: 04 December 2019

Speakers in this webinar will discuss how they have adopted the effectiveness-implementation hybrid design, to improve the delivery of iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) program within antenatal care for pregnant women in Uganda.

They propose using this hybrid design to increase the speed at which research findings are adopted and moved into routine practice. This is done by simultaneously evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention and its implementation.

The team from the Implementation Science Initiative (ISI) will talk about their ongoing research, where they apply a Type III effectiveness-implementation hybrid design to investigate a quality improvement approach to support the delivery of IFAS in two districts in Uganda.

3ie and the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN), with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are working together are working together to improve implementation and scaling up of anaemia control programmes for women and children in Kenya and Uganda. URC is the 3ie grantee under this project in Uganda. Read more about our programme here.