Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health-Quality Talks Podcast

Quality Talks is the podcast of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Quality Talks are stories of healthcare professionals who are experienced in running and managing quality of care initiatives, whether at a very small scale or country-wide. They will share their experiences on how they got started, how they are hoping to make a difference, and what they have learned along the way.

The first Quality Talks series focuses on ‘Thinking broad for quality of care’, with examples from Malawi and India.

Series 1

Episode 1- the podcast of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Episode 2 – Water and sanitation for a better experience of care in Malawi: Natasha Mwenda, Manager of the Deliver Life project in Malawi, which is run by WaterAid and supported by the UK’s Department of International Development (DfID), explains how increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene impacts quality of care for mothers and newborns.

Episode 3 – Building trust between families and health care workers to care for sick and small newborns in India: Professor Arti Maria, Head of Neonatology at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in New Delhi, India has, shares about the challenges, the impact on the experience of care, and how this approach has changed the power balance between providers and beneficiaries of care.

Episode 4 – Building systems to support health workers to deliver better care: The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era published its report examining what a high-quality health system should look like. Nigel Livesley, who works for the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health suggests that to drive these system changes, we need to look at how things are done in health facilities and how quality of care can be and is improved there.

 

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