The USAID Guinea’s Health Service Delivery (HSD) Activity implemented the Standards-based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) approach to improve performance, accessibility, and quality of facility-based health services in three primary domains: emergency obstetric and neonatal care, family planning, and infection prevention and control. Facilities participating in the SBM-R process underwent internal and external assessments of performance standards periodically through self-assessment and accreditation review. Facilities that successfully met a minimum average score of 80% for correct implementation of the standards were accredited with a gold star. Facilities could earn a second star by meeting 86% of the standards in a subsequent assessment.
Implementation Science Evaluation