ICAP Webinar: Process Improvement In African Healthcare Systems: A 5-Year Agenda

Dr. James R. Heiby, Medical Officer in the Office of Health Systems of USAID and Agreement Officer's Representative for the USAID ASSIST Projects, presented this webinar sponsored by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) on his perspectives on the future of health care improvement in African health systems.  In his presentation (see link to the webinar recording below), Dr. Heiby echoed many of the issues he developed in a recent article he published in the International Journal of Quality in Health Care

The Quality Improvement Webinar series is supported by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health as part of its support to the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention’s Quality Improvement Training program, which is supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

James Heiby

Project Officer, USAID ASSIST Project and Medical Officer, Office of Health Systems, USAID

Since 1985, Dr. Heiby’s work has focused on adapting modern quality improvement approaches from industrialized countries for use in the health systems of lower and middle income countries. He has developed and managed a series of five-year projects, including the current USAID ASSIST Project, which works in more than 20 countries. His work on quality improvement was recognized with the USAID Science and Technology for Development Award and the Distinguished Honor Award. He is also a Senior Associate in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and reviewer for several journals. Prior to joining USAID, he worked in the Bureau of Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Heiby has a degree in medicine from Johns Hopkins and in public health from Harvard, and completed clinical training in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:00
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