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Salwa Bitar

Former Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Salwa Bitar, MD, MPH has more than 30 years of experience leading global health projects in maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, and quality improvement in multiple African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. Most recently, Bitar served as chief of party for USAID’s Palestinian Health Capacity Project and was previously global alliances advisor for the Evidence to Action Project, increasing global support for the use of maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health best practices. She also served as a senior health officer for USAID Jordan for over 15 years. Bitar is a leader in using the Quality Improvement Collaborative and other approaches to build capacity of quality improvement teams in hospitals and primary care centers.

 

AUTHORED RESOURCES

Community-based Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Tajikistan

This technical brief covers community-level activities to improve maternal and child health while a second technical brief covers clinical quality improvement interventions in hospitals and...

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Collaborative Quality Improvement of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services in Tajikistan

This technical brief covers clinical quality improvement interventions in hospitals and primary health centers while a second technical brief documents community-based approaches.

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Accelerating the Spread of Best Practices in Postpartum Care: Scaling-Up Best Practices in Yemen

Project: Extending Service Delivery Project

This paper shows how Yemen’s Al Saba’een Hospital became a model for postpartum care and family planning services with limited...

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