Eleven countries that are already making strides in improving quality of health are leading the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda. These countries are well-positioned to make rapid progress, as evidenced by a high degree of political will and commitment to support and resource maternal and newborn health services from their governments and, from funding and technical partners, strong, funded commitment and support.
Their Ministries of Health and local partners, with the support of WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA are implementing evidence-based, context-specific policies, strategies and intervention packages, and harvesting implementation ideas to improve the quality of health services.
In addition, 11 other countries are engaging with the Quality of Care Network to learn from the pathfinder countries and work to institutionalise quality of care. These are: Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Bhutan, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.