This event launched WHO's Implementation Guide for improving quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health which provides practical guidance for policy makers, programme managers, health practitioners and other actors working to establish and implement quality of care (QoC) programmes for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) at national, district and facility level.
In this launch event, Ministries of Health leads and partners shared their experience and lessons learned in implementing quality of care for MNCH programs at national, district and facility levels.
Welcome and opening remarks: Dr Anshu Banerjee, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Ageing, WHO Geneva
Introduction of the Guide: Dr Blerta Maliqi, Lead Policy, Programmes and Strategy, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Ageing, WHO Geneva
Network Country Experiences
- Sr Aynalem Legesse, Quality Officer, Health Service Quality Directorate, Ministry of Health Ethiopia
- Ms Selina Dussey, Acting Head of Quality Management Unit, Ministry of Health Ghana
- Dr Frederick Adomako-Boateng, Director of Health, Bono East Region, Ghana Health Service
Panel discussion - Use of this Guide moving forward
Facilitated by Martin Dohlsten, Technical Officer, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Ageing, WHO Geneva
- Ms Minara Chowdhury, Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Prof Alexander Manu, Associate Professor, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Dr Kathleen Hill, Senior Quality Advisor, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership/Jhpiego
- Dr Shams Syed, Quality of Care Unit Head, Department of Integrated Health Services, WHO Geneva
Questions & Answers with audience
Closing remarks: Martin Dohlsten, WHO Geneva
This webinar was hosted by the World Health Organization, the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force.
Top photo credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/2016/Mulugeta Ayene