This post is part of a series authored by the BASICS (Bold Action to Stop Infections in Clinical Settings) team. BASICS is a new initiative that will transform healthcare and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by at least 50%.
Written by the BASICS team
BASICS will implement a robust monitoring and evaluation, learning and data use plan designed to be institutionalized and sustained within national and local government health systems.
Data from healthcare facilities in our four demonstration countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nigeria and Tanzania) will be reported to district-level governments through established quality improvement or infection prevention systems, depending on the country context. Information related to infection prevention readiness, staff and patient behavior compliance, cleanliness, supply and antibiotic burn rates and health outcomes will be reported.
The BASICS team will validate the quality of this data through our monitoring systems at representative sentinel facilities.
This data will be aggregated and analyzed to assess infection preparedness, behavior compliance and health improvements.
During the first three years of BASICS’ implementation, we will use this rigorous data to demonstrate significant cost savings, improvements to quality healthcare and improvements in health outcomes for health systems. With this data in hand, we will also advocate for national scale in our demonstration countries and globally.
We will also develop an M&E toolkit that can be leveraged to contextualize and scale-up beyond the initial four countries.