WEBINAR SERIES: Point of care quality improvement for maternal and newborn health
The WHO Quality of Care Network, through its global Learning Platform, is building a community of health practitioners across all levels of service delivery to harvest local implementation ideas and share experiences within and across countries. As part of the learning activities, the Network will host a series of webinars on selected topics in improvement implementation science and quality of care improvement from a country perspective.
The first webinar in the series was hosted by the USAID ASSIST Project’s Nigel Livesley and explored:
- What is quality improvement (QI)?
- How can health care workers start and establish quality improvement at the health facility level?
- What are the organizational changes that are required to implement improvement?
- How can teams use problem solving processes and techniques to demonstrate and sustain improvement?
The presentation was followed by a Q & A session where participants had the opportunity to interact further with the speaker.
Nigel Livesley, Regional Director for South Asia, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen Health Systems (ASSIST) project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
For the past 15 years, Nigel has focused on strengthening the ability of various health systems in Africa and Asia to use quality improvement approaches to deliver better care. He is interested in how health workers can use QI methods to solve problems within they clinics and communities and how governments and other organizations can support the spread of QI methods.
Presentation materials and a recording of the webinar can be found on the Quality of Care Network's website.