Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement: Lessons Learned from East and Southern Africa
This satellite event at AIDS 2016 was co-chaired by Dr. Yogan Pillay of the National Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, and Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, USAID Office of HIV and AIDS. The satellite featured short presentations sharing results and tools available to support programs to improve quality of medical male circumcision services, an 11-minute documentary on South Africa's journey to quality in VMMC services, and a panel discussion of stakeholders from South Africa and Uganda who shared their insights and lessons for other countries and HIV program areas.
Objectives of the satellite:
- Describe how External Quality Assurance (EQA) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methodologies are improving quality and patient safety in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services
- Share lessons learned from introduction and scale-up of CQI in VMMC programs in six East and Southern Africa countries
- Demonstrate tools and technologies available to support programs to improve quality of medical male circumcision
The satellite presentation may be found in the attachment below.