Areas of Expertise
Health and Education Linkages in Developing Countries
Over the past decade the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and other major population and health studies have consistently shown that educational attainment has a substantial effect on behavior and attitudes towards health, evidence of the mutual benefits between education and health. AIR is carrying out important work that links the areas of health and education, such as training teachers to provide simple health interventions at schools (for example, the administration of deworming medicine and micronutrients, or provision of clean water and sanitation) and strengthening health education curricula and teacher training (such as curriculum training on HIV and AIDS prevention, nutrition and hygiene, and malaria prevention).
Today’s economic climate mandates and rewards cost-effective, performance-driven management. Performance management—a data-driven process to help improve services and outcomes—provides a structure that promotes the development and delivery of high-quality products and services.
This report reviews the empirical evidence concerning the relation between teamwork and patient safety.
The Communication Toolkit: Using Information to Get High Quality Care is based on AIR’s rigorous study of the challenges involved in disseminating information about evidence-based health care.
AIR’s Commitment for Quality Education for More Children in Haiti is to improve access to quality education through donor funded activities and to leverage additional resources to maximize the impact of education reform efforts.
The USAID-funded ENGAGE Project is introducing inclusive education for children with disabilities in Bagh, Pakistan. Twenty-five teachers in Bagh are participating in Pakistan's first project to introduce inclusive education training in a public school setting.