QI is a part of several Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in low-income settings, including in Nigeria, Ethiopia and India. But little is yet known about how QI works through, for example, leadership, quality of teamwork, supportive supervision or organisational culture.
IDEAS uses novel qualitative and quantitative approaches in Ethiopia to understand how QI approaches can influence health worker behaviours to improve care and how they affect both the delivery of services and the utilisation of services by patients. To do this we interview health care providers participating in a quality improvement intervention.
In Lagos, Nigeria our research aims to understand the processes put in place for quality improvement in the public and private sector and in primary and secondary level facilities.
Past eventQuality of Community Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia
Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) is an Ethiopian national initiative launched in March 2013 as a means of bringing life-saving care to mothers and newborns at the community level within the Ethiopian health system. CBNC aims to improve newborn survival through the strengthening of Primary Health Care Units and the...
Blog PostLeadership in maternal & newborn health: Dr Shershah Syed
“[My patient] had waited 41 years for treatment. It took me just 20 minutes and 1 stitch to give back her dignity.” Dr Shershah...
Blog PostA paradigm shift: from healthcare for the elite to healthcare for all
Since independence, India’s public health services have been guided by population norms: a sub centre for every 5000 population, a Primary...