WEBINAR SERIES: Quality of Care Network's Country Highlights Series

The WHO's Quality of Care Network hosted a webinar on Thursday, October 5th on ‘Quality improvement for newborn health: from local solutions to national learning network.’ The webinar discussed how a medical college in India built a self-sustaining, national learning network to improve the quality of care for newborns and is part of a special country highlights series of webinars.

In May 2016, ASSIST began working with a medical college in New Delhi to introduce quality improvement approaches to improve the quality of care and outcomes for newborns in their teaching hospital. By applying improvement approaches to newborn care, the hospital was able to reduce newborn mortality.

Dr. Vikram Datta of Lady Hardinge Medical College presented on how he and other colleagues at the medical college, observing the success of improvement approaches in reducing newborn mortality, decided to spread these methods by organizing a network of colleagues into a formal learning network dedicated to quality improvement for newborns.

The one-hour webinar discussed:

  • Starting quality improvement interventions on a shoestring, without awaiting extra resources or equipment
  • Encouraging learning and sharing of experiences to build a self sustained learning network
  • Building partnerships to expand and sustain the network

The presentation was followed by a Q & A session.

Presenter: Dr. Vikram Datta, Director Professor, Department of Neonatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

This is a webinar in the special country highlights series of the Quality of Care Network. Here are the details on all webinars in this series on capacity building for improving quality of care in health facilities: http://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/about/network-activities

Visit the Quality of Care Network website to listen to a recording of the webinar or download Dr Vikram Datta's presentation.

The Quality of Care Network brings together countries and implementing partners to deliver the vision that “Every mother and newborn receives quality care throughout the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal periods.” The Quality of Care Network is led by nine countries (Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda), and supports the implementation of national plans for quality improvement. Its 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.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 07:00 to 08:00
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