Leading health care improvement: What leaders need to know to act. Lessons from East and West Africa

Wednesday, September 12th, 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET (Washington, D.C.)

On Wednesday, September 12 we hosted the final webinar of our ASSIST Legacy Webinar Series.

The webinar discussed leadership qualities and provided recommendations to leaders on how to demonstrate these qualities in their daily work in a way that will support facility and district managers to develop their own skills, and those of frontline providers, to improve service quality for HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment.

The webinar featured a short overview of key leadership qualities and attributes, and described ways to demonstrate them in practice. This was followed by a panel discussion with quality improvement experts and leaders from West and East Africa that drew on their knowledge and experience to understand why leadership for quality improvement (QI) is needed and how to best support development of QI leadership capacity.


Opening & Closing Remarks: M. Rashad Massoud, Director, USAID ASSIST Project; Vice President, QPI, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Moderator: Dr. Victor Boguslavsky, Deputy Director, USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Presenter: Rachel Gutierrez, Improvement Associate, USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Panelist: Dr. Maina Boucar, Regional Director for West Africa, USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Panelist: Dr. Melly Traore, former Chief of Party, Côte d'Ivoire, USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Panelist: Dr. Herbert Kadama, QI Officer, AIDS Control Program, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Panelist: Dr. Mohamed Mohamed, Director of Health Quality Assurance, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Commentator: Adrienne Hurst, Senior Health Workforce Optimization Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID


Learn more:

This flyer provides an overview of what leaders need to know to lead improvement and describe key attributes and guidance on how to demonstrate those attributes in practice.

Additional Resources:

About the ASSIST Legacy Webinar Series

ASSIST will host seven webinars between March and September 2018 (of which this is the last) to provide an opportunity for participants to learn from results and achievements of the project. The webinars will be held monthly at 9:00-10:00 am EST (Washington, D.C.) and each will address a different topic, drawing on results and learning from multiple countries. They will consist of one or two short presentations, followed by comments and discussion with the moderator and/or expert commentators and audience questions, and will be recorded for later viewing.


Quito Wed 08:00
Washington, D.C. Wed 09:00
London Wed 14:00
Johannesburg Wed 15:00
Kampala Wed 16:00
New Delhi Wed 18:30

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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