As part of its learning activities, the Quality of Care Network is organizing a series of webinars on selected topics on quality of care improvement from a country perspective, as well as quality improvement implementation science. You can access all the webinars' materials - recording, Q&As and presentations - by clicking on the link next to the webinar's title. 

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6 June, 2018 at 8.00 am EST, noon GMT, 2.00 pm CEST, 3pm EAT, 5.30pm IST: 'What's in a good birth? WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience'.  While introducing the new WHO guidelines on intrapartum care, the speaker will focus on the experience of care as a critical aspect of ensuring high-quality labour and childbirth care and improved woman-centred outcomes, and not just complementary to provision of routine clinical practices. Speaker: Dr Olufemi Oladapo, maternal, perinatal, and newborn health research and public health expert, working in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO.

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18 June, 2018, time TBC: 'Social and Behaviour Change Communication for quality of care'. This webinar will share some of the lessons of the ‘Khanda Ndi Mphatso’ (a baby is a gift) campaign in Malawi, that used a social and behaviour change communication approach to shift social norms and care practice for preterm and low birthweight babies. Speakers:  Anayda Gerarda Portela, WHO, Antje Becker-Benton, Save the Children US, and Gedesi Banda, Save the Children US.




SERIES 3: Water, sanitation and hygiene for improved quality of care 

The third series, in Februay 2018, focused on how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions supported the efforts to improve quality of care for mothers and newborns.

9 February 2018‘Cleaner hospitals for better quality of care’ - the example of Ethiopia’s Clean & Safe Health Facility Initiative. Speakers: Molla Godif, Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia and Tewodros Fantahun, St Paul's Hospital, Addis Ababa. Listen to the recording and access other materials

27 February 2018:  WASH FIT in Cambodia: An Adaptive Management Tool to Drive WASH Improvements and Enhance Quality of Care. Speakers: Dr Hoy Vanneda, Ministry of Health, and Sophary Phan, WHO Cambodia office. Listen to the recording, see the slides and access other materials.


SERIES 2: Quality of Care Country Highlights

The second webinar series highlighted examples of quality improvement work undertaken in the nine countries that are leading the Quality of Care Network. Speakers will explain their experience of starting and implementing quality improvement projects, and give specific examples of results and challenges.

9 November 2017 at 1pm GMT, 2pm CET, 4pm EAT, 6:30 IST: Linking communities and facilities to improve maternal and newborn health - Lessons from the Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power in Uganda and Tanzania. Speaker: Peter Waiswa, Makere University School of Public Health, Uganda, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Listen to the recording and see other materials here.

25 October 2017 at 8 am EST, 11am GMT, 2pm CEST, 3pm EAT and 5:30pm IST : Quality improvement that works: mentoring, supervision and involving the community Lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems project  Speaker: Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka Listen to the recording and access other materials

17 October 2017: Special collaboration: Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC – Quality of care for mothers, newborns and children:
A pathfinder for enhanced quality of service delivery . Listen to the recording and see other materials here.

5 October 2017:  Quality improvement for newborn health: from local solutions to a national network. The example of the National Quality of Care Network in India. Speaker: Dr Vikram Datta, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi Listen to the recording and access other materials 


SERIES 1: Point of care quality improvement for maternal and newborn health

The first webinar series spoke to capacity building for improving quality of care in health facilities, at the point of care. The second series, starting end of July, will focus on how to adapt and implement quality of care standards for maternal and newborn health.

20 July 2017: Approaches  to support quality improvement teams to use quality improvement techniques Listen to the recording and see other materials here

20 June 2017: Step 4: Sustaining improvement Listen to the recording and see other materials here

15 June 2017: Step 3: Developing, implementing and testing changes Listen to the recording and see other materials here.

17 May 2017: Step 2: Analysing the problem and measuring quality of care  Listen to the recording and see other materials here.

28 April 2017:  Step1: Identifying the problem, forming a team, writing an aim statement  Listen to the recording and see other materials here

29 March 2017: Point of care quality improvement for maternal and newborn health Listen to the recording and see other materials here.