PRIME applied a breakthrough method to real-world situations, achieving
sustainable results in global reproductive health care
The PRIME II Project focused on creating success where it counts—wherever primary providers are striving to offer the best possible care in resource-scarce environments. These nurse-midwives, physicians, clinic staff members and community-based workers in developing countries find that their efforts are greatly enhanced when their organizations respond to challenges on the ground with the Performance Improvement (PI) approach.
Beginning in 1997, PRIME applied the guiding principles of Performance Improvement to real-world reproductive health contexts. Our work around the world indicates that PI users like the clear, highly participatory process and the focus on cost-effective interventions to address the most important problem areas. The results PRIME achieved through PI energized our efforts to share the technique with health care organizations globally.