Webinar: Quality improvement that works: mentoring, supervision and involving the community
Lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems project in Uganda
Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 8 am EST, 11am GMT, 2pm CEST, 3pm EAT and 5:30pm IST (duration: 1 hour)
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The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network), is organizing a webinar to share some of the lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems (MANIFEST) project which the Makerere University School of Public Health run in 2012-2015. The study was conducted in three districts in Eastern Uganda to help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths through the use of a participatory action research approach.
The speaker, Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka will explain how this approach involved communities, district and facility management simultaneously. She will highlight how mentoring and supervising quality improvement teams were key in seeing quality improvement take hold in a facility. Dr Kiwanuka will present some of the outcomes of the project in specific health facilities. She will emphasize the importance of continuity of supervisory teams, the use of action plans and the importance of focussed mentoring sessions for quality improvement.
The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.
Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka, is a senior lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health Kampala Uganda and a health systems and policy expert with interest in human resource policy and practice, maternal and newborn health and knowledge translation.
Who should join: Health practitioners and managers.
This is a webinar in the special country highlights series of the Quality of Care Network. See here the details on all webinars in the series on capacity building for improving quality of care in health facilities: http://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/about/network-activities
The Quality of Care Network brings together countries and implementing partners to deliver the vision that “Every mother and newborn receives quality care throughout the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal periods”. The Quality of Care Network is led by nine countries (Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda), and supports the implementation of national plans for quality improvement. Its Learning Platform is building a community of health practitioners across all levels of service delivery, to harvest local implementation ideas and share experiences within and across countries.