Past Events

  • PHFS Quarterly Webinar-October 2015


    Project Fives Alive! is a partnership between the National Catholic Health Service of Ghana and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States. Based on seven years of implementation experience scaling up high-impact maternal and child health interventions across Ghana and drawing on extensive interviews of key actors in this large-scale improvement initiative, IHI developed a thoughtful guide that synthesizes the key learning from the Project Fives Alive! Partnership. You can learn more about the project here and download the guide here.

  • ICAP Webinar: Human Resources for Health Improvement Collaborative in Niger


    As part of the “Introduction to Quality Improvement” training course implemented by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Maina Boucar will lead this webinar on October 21, 2015 on the experience and lessons learned from applying collaborative improvement methods to human resources management in Niger. Dr. Boucar will present on a collaborative improvement intervention implemented from 2009-2011 with regional, district and facility level teams in Tahoua Region of Niger that sought to improve the management of human resources in order to improve clinical care. Throughout this process, health worker teams and their supervisors worked to implement the performance cycle within the context of the clinical areas they had selected. Job descriptions were developed as they relate to the maternity goals, feedback was provided within the context of the performance in question, and data was collected monthly on how well they were doing against the clinical indicators on which they focused. Health workers and their supervisors collected the indicator data, and managers reviewed and spot-checked those data.

  • Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

    Mexico City

    The first-ever Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference will take place in Mexico City from October 18 to 21, 2015. The conference is a global forum to identify, understand and respond to the most urgent health needs of mothers and newborns, focusing on quality care, integration and equity.

    Watch live in English, Spanish, or French and come back to download USAID ASSIST presentations after the conference.

  • PEPFAR 3.0 and OVC Programming

    Join us for an exciting event that will discuss Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming in the PEPFAR 3.0 landscape. This event will provide an opportunity to learn from and dialogue with U.S. Government OVC program stakeholders and OVC program implementers on the roll out of PEPFAR 3.0, implications for OVC programming, and learning to date.

  • ISQua’s 32nd International Conference

    Each year, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) brings delegates together from across the world to hear from leaders share their expertise and knowledge through a multidisciplinary forum. This year’s International Conference will be held October 4th – 7th in Doha, Qatar.

  • ICAP Webinar: Zambia QI National Strategy Development


    As part of the “Introduction to Quality Improvement” training course implemented by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Ms.Rachael Lungwebungu, Quality Improvement Advisor to the Ministry of Health of Zambia, will lead this webinar on Wednesday, September 30 on the development of the national quality improvement strategy in Zambia.

  • 4th APAC Forum

    This September, the APAC Forum, Asia Pacific’s premier healthcare conference, returned for their 4th annual convention in New Zealand. Managed by Ko Awatea, the center for health system innovation and improvement at Auckland’s Counties Manukau Health, the APAC Forum brings thought leaders in health improvement from around the world to exchange knowledge on their work and learn from cutting-edge leaders.

  • WHO Hand Hygiene Global Survey

    5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

    In support of its annual call to action for health workers, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, and ten years of the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care program, the 2nd WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework Global Survey was launched on 1 June 2015.

    The WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework provides a situation analysis of hand hygiene resources, promotion and practices within health-care facilities. After completing the Framework, facilities can also use and adapt the WHO Template Action Plans to implement plans for local improvement based upon the Framework results.  Data submitted through the survey on a confidential online server will help WHO to demonstrate progress with the hand hygiene improvement across the globe and ensure that action in support of patient and health worker safety stays high on everyone’s agenda. Survey responses can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

  • Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) Forum

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe​

    Psychosocial support is critical for children, families and communities to develop resilience and thus to thrive. Resilience and thriving at child, family and community level are necessary human capital conditions for all social and economic development initiatives. REPSSI hosts a biannual Psychosocial Support Forum to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of psychosocial support (PSS) and share knowledge on approaches to providing it.