International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) convened its 31st annual international conference on October 5-8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. USAID ASSIST staff had significant presence at this year's conference, which is focused on quality and safety along the health and social care continuum. Details and downloads of each presentation are provided below.

Staff member


M. Rashad Massoud

Leading half-day workshop, "Managing knowledge to improve care"

Jorge Hermida

Keynote speaker at the all-day pre-conference workshop, "Quality and safety along the continuum of health care: A Latin American approach" ; Presenting "Aligning formal and traditional care systems to increase access and quality" in the session, "Improving quality of and access to quality health care in Latin America"

Jude Ssensamba

Presenting 5-minute oral presentation, "Using Quality Improvement to Improve Follow Up of Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) Clients for HIV Prevention: A Review of Ten Health Facilities in Eastern Uganda" in the session, "Learning with Developing Countries," chaired by Amy Stern 

Edward Broughton

Presenting 15-minute oral presentation, "The Cost-Effectiveness of Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Care: Results from Mali and Uganda" ; Chairing session, "Patient Registries Initiatives European Joint Action (PARENT Project); a contributing factor to a high quality, efficient, cross-border delivery of health services" 

Linley Hauya

Presenting15-minute oral presentation, "Strengthening Systems to Improve Nutrition Care, Support and Treatment in Malawi: Results from Balaka and Karonga Districts"

Elizabeth Silva

Amy Stern

Chairing the session, "Learning with Developing Countries" (CP5)

Kate Fatta

Leading half-day workshop, "Managing knowledge to improve care" ; Presenting 5-minute oral presentation, "Leveraging Knowledge Management Techniques to Improve Improvement Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries"

Sidhartha Deka

Presenting 15-minute oral presentation, "Enabling a Learning Approach for Collaborative Quality Improvement in India"

Ms. Rhea Bright of USAID also presented a 15-minute oral presentation on work she did while working for the USAID ASSIST Project, "Clients' & providers' perspectives of PMTCT services in Tanzania: A qualitative exploratory study of an activity to increase uptake and retention of PMTCT services."

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 15:30 to Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 15:30
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ISQua Education
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