2018 Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
IHI’s 2018 Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare featured presenters from throughout Africa and across the globe, and brought together key stakeholders and implementers to address the unique challenges faced by the health care community living and working in Africa.
ASSIST’s Esther Karamagi made two oral presentations at the conference: 1) “Improving Quality of Newborn Care in Rural Western Uganda Through a Regional Learning Network” on URC’s work in Hoima, funded by Save the Children, and 2) “Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: The Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS)” where she spoke on ASSIST’s work during the “HIV and TB Success Stories” session organized by Bruce Agins. She also chaired the oral poster session, “Maternal and Newborn Health.” In addition, a poster was presented describing the multi-country learning approach used by the six-country Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) to facilitate collaborative learning about reducing postnatal transmission of HIV from mother to baby to under 5% (download here).
Samson Haumba of URC presented “Increasing Uptake of Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-Positive TB Patients Receiving Co-Located Services in Swaziland” in the same “HIV and TB Success Stories” session.
You can download all three presentations and the poster below. Additional materials from the 2018 Africa Forum are available here.