02.10.2018

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal Newborn and Child Health and the World Health Organization are organizing a session during the 5th Global Symposium on Health Read more

Arti Devi pats her 8 hour old child at the post natal ward, of Community Health Center Kachhwan, in Uttar Pradesh, India, in September 2017. ©UNICEF/Prashanth Vishwanathan

25.09.2018

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health hosted a webinar on 24 September on ‘Family participatory care in India: partnering with families to care for small Read more

24.09.2018

What can anxious parents of small and sick newborns do to care for their baby, in a health facility? And how does their willingness to help go down with health workers? Professor Arti Maria, Head Read more

Pratima provides Kangaroo Mother Care to her newborn baby at a transformed labour room in the Community Health Center Kachhwan in Uttar Pradesh, India, in September 2017. ©UNICEF/Prashanth Vishwanathan

18.09.2018

Monday 24 September, 2018 at 10 am GMT, noon CEST, 1 pm EAT, 3:30 pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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16.09.2018
Join  a webinar organized by USAID and Health Finance & Governance  to discuss lessons learned on how and Read more
16.08.2018

Health facilities need to have access to water, sanitation, energy, as well as supplies of medicines and equipment to deliver quality care to women and newborns. These pre-requisites are a part of Read more

Pramila is counselled on how to properly breastfeed her child at the Civil Hospital in Hisar, Haryana state, India, in July 2017.© UNICEF/Kapoor 

12.09.2018

Be The Change is an undergraduate medical and nursing collaboration for quality improvement, launched by India’s Nationwide Read more

Using a solar lamp to light the delivery room
08.09.2018

Solar lamps are not the first piece of equipment that comes to mind when thinking about the tools required to deliver a baby. But in Nigeria’s Cross River state, they have had an impact in Read more

Chioma Amadi is a Community Health Officer at Amaekwu primary health centre
08.09.2018

Chioma Amadi is a Community Health Officer in Amaekwu primary health centre in Ebonyi state, Nigeria. She is also a quality improvement champion. She tells us about her experience of being part of Read more

05.09.2018

Quality Talks is the podcast of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Quality Talks will bring you the stories of healthcare professionals who are Read more

16.08.2018

Attend a WASH in Healthcare Facilities Webinar entitled: “Strengthening the Health System for Sustainable WASH Improvements: Adopting a Health Systems Approach at All Levels of WASH in HCF Read more

16.08.2018

Throughout August, What Women Want, a global advocacy campaign to improve quality maternal and reproductive Read more

A midwife provides a regular health check for a pregnant woman in Tone Le Village, Tone Le Sub Centre, Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State, Myanmar in January 2000. ©UNICEF/Kyaw Winn

30.07.2018

Friday, August 3rd 2018 at 12 noon (India Time), register Read more

27.07.2018

Since March 2017, the Ministry of Health of Uganda, in collaboration with the USAID ASSIST project has been working with 15 health facilities in the two Northern districts of Gulu and Nwoya to Read more

11.07.2018

The World Health Organisation's Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health is looking for a consultant to support the development of the standards of care for small and newborns Read more

27.06.18

End of April, the World Health Organization launched standards for improving Read more

Doreen Anican  recovers after a successful normal delivery in the Maternal Health ward in Parombo Health Centre III in the West Nile region, Uganda in June 2010. Looking on are the health workers who assisted her during the delivery. ©UNICEF/Noorani
 
13.06.2018

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Health, just organized on 6 June a webinar on ‘What’s in a good birth? WHO recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive Read more

‘Why women, children, adolescents and youth are central to advancing UHC, Quality, Equity, Dignity (QED), and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)’, World Health Assembly side event, 23rd May 2018, Geneva. ©World Health Organization.

31.05.2018

There can be no Universal Health Coverage (UHC) without quality, equity, dignity and sexual and reproductive health and rights ‘– that statement by Director-General of the World Health Read more

Sati Kushwa, nine month pregnant, is examined by Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) Deepa Shakya (L) at the Secondary Health Centre, Jhiri in district Shivpuri of Madhya Pradesh, India, in July 2013. ©UNICEF/Romana

 

28.05.2018

Thursday, 31st May 2018 at 12 noon (India Time). Duration one hour.

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17.05.2018

Are you going to the World Health Assembly in Geneva?

Join the Quality, Equity and Dignity Advocacy Working Group for a learning and mobilization event that will bring together Read more

Sumaya, 20 Years, with her one day old boyl delivered in Model Labour room of Sub District Hospital in Umbad Block,  Maharashtra state, India, in July 2017. ©UNICEF/Sharma
15.05.2018

Join a webinar on “Improving the Quality of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the South East Asia Region” on May 17th 2018 at 12 noon (India time).  The webinar is hosted by WHO Read more

15.05.2018

This free online course – the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – is a step-by-step training for public health researchers and decision-makers, disease control programme managers Read more

04.05.2018
The International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is celebrated on 5th May each year to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of mothers, children and their families. Over 340,000 Read more
02.05.2018

New Handbook on National Quality Policy and Strategy

The World Health Organization has just released Read more

Standard 4 for improving quality of care for children and young adolescents

24.04.18

On 24 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched Read more

Tabasum Shekh, 20 Years, with her one day old son delivered in the labour room of rural hospital Majhalgaon in district Beed, Maharashtra, India, in July 2017 ©UNICEF/Sharma

20.04.2018

Father Idleh stands with Hawa (right) and Oubeh (left) inside a traditional Djiboutian home in the village of Assamo in Djibouti, in February 2018. ©UNICEF/Noorani

10.04.2018

What Women Want is a global advocacy campaign to improve quality maternal and reproductive healthcare for women and girls and strengthen health systems. Launching on April 11, 2018— Read more

04.04.2018

In this 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to Read more

04.04.2018

Every day, health workers tackle global health challenges to save lives and safeguard communities.
The current deficit of 18 million health workers reinforces the need to invest, train and Read more

29.03.2018

The e-learning course ‘Quality improvement, a key for health systems strengthening’ aims to increase competencies for strategic decision making in managing quality, enhance skills in quality Read more

Asiya Abdu, 22, is examined by a health worker in the Worer Health Centre,  in Amibara District, Afar Region, Ethiopia, in November 2009. ©UNICEF/Holt
27.03.2018
In St Peter hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a quality improvement team looked at ways to reduce neonatal deaths. The team is made of eight people – nurses, midwives, physicians, clinical Read more

Eight month pregnant Jyoti Yadav poses for a photograph at Fulwari centre (Day care Centre for children and pregnant women) in Kuniya village, Chhattisgarh, India, in June 2013. ©UNICEF/Singh

1.03.2018

Suzy Sarah John and Jeena Pradeep are nurses in the Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India. They have recently joined the first group of nurse mentors in India'a National Quality of Read more

A mother holds her child as a vaccine is administered at the health centre in the village of Preak Krabao, Kang Meas District, Cambodia, in June 2015. ©UNICEF/Pirozzi
28.02.2018

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network), just organized a webinar on ‘WASH FIT in Cambodia: An Adaptive Management Tool to Drive WASH Read more

Menderin Girma, 25, Helath Extension worker at Wogiti Dera Health Post in Aleltu Woreda, 50 km North East of Addis Ababa, in Oromia region of Ethiopia, in Januaru 2013. © UNICEF/Ose

22.02.2018

In Ethiopia, the Federal Ministry of Health created in 2012  a network of hospitals which is specifically set up to improve quality of care. The network, called EHIAQ – Ethiopian Health Read more

A pregnant woman has her blood pressure measured by a healthcare professional during an antenatal consultation at the health centre in the village of Preak Krabao, Kang Meas District, Cambodia, in June 2015. ©UNICEF/Pirozzi

 

20.02.2018

Tuesday 27 February, 2018 at 9am GMT, 10 am CET, noon EAT, 2:30pm IST and 4:00 pm ICT  (duration: 1 hour)

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As part of CASH, St Paul's hospital in Addis Ababa ensured women in labour had access to latrines.

13.02.2018

On 9 February, the Quality of Care Network hosted a webinar on 'Cleaner hospitals for better quality of care: the example of Ethiopia’s Read more

Midwife Dagnoko Alima Dambele shows  Mariam Keita, 20, how to breast feed her newborn child properly at the Badegna community health center in the town of Kita, Mali on Sunday August 29, 2010. ©UNICEF/ASSELIN

1.2.2018

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Asiya Abdu, 22, is examined by a health worker in the Worer Health Centre, Afar Region, Ethiopia, in November 2009. ©UNICEF/Holt

1.2.2018

Friday 9 February, 2018 at 9am GMT, 10 am CET, noon EAT, 2:30pm IST and 4:00 pm ICT  (duration: 1 hour)

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28.12.2017

We are looking for a Communication Consultant to work with the Quality of Care Network: please see the full Terms of Reference Read more

Sr. Santina Acan orients a mother on breatfeeding after delivery Sr. Santina Acan orients a mother on breatfeeding after delivery at Dr. Ambrosoli memorial hospital, Kalongo's maternity ward in Agago District, Uganda in June 2016. ©UNICEF/Bongyereirwe

21.12.2017

The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) has just published a special supplement, sharing findings of the WHO “Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty” (BOLD) study.

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21.12.2017

VSO and the Department of Adolescent, Child and Maternal Health at the WHO have agreed to explore a collaboration whereby VSO health volunteers would work in partnership with the participating Read more

Midwife Dagnoko Alima Dambele shows  Mariam Keita, how to breast feed her newborn child properly at the Badegna community health center in the town of Kita, Mali, in August 2010. © UNICEF/Asselin

15.12.2017

The Quality of Care Network organized a workshop on 11-14 December, 2017, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for countries who are leading the Network to share what they have learned so far in Read more

Pregnant women wait for prenatal consultations at the Elmina Urban hospital in Elmina, Ghana in  November 2010. ©UNICEF/Assselin

5.12.2017

Are you part of an inspirational collaboration across sectors that has resulted in solutions for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health? Do you have a compelling example to share of a Read more

Doreen Anican recovers after a successful normal delivery in the Maternal Health ward in Parombo Health Centre III in Nebbi District in Nebbi District in the West Nile region, Uganda, in June 2010. Looking on are the health workers who assisted her during the birth. ©UNICEF/Noorani
10.11.2017

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health held a webinar showcasing the design, results, and learning from the Expanded Quality Management Using Information Read more

Health worker Grace Wanambwa cradles 5-day-old David in the post-natal wing of the maternity ward at Butenga Health Centre IV, in Bukomansimbi District, Uganda in September 2013. ©UNICEF/Vassie

3.11.2017

Thursday 9 November, 2017 at 7 am EST, noon GMT, 1pm CET, 3pm EAT and 5:30pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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Doreen Anican (20 years old) breastfeeds her newborn baby at Maternal Child Health in Parombo Health Centre III in Nebbi District in the West Nile region. Uganda. ©UNICEF/Noorani
 
1.11.2017

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network), organized a webinar to share some of the lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation Read more

Archana Prabhukar Yerawar engages in a practice called Kangaroo Mother Care at the District Hospital in Gadchiroli, India, in July 2017. ©UNICEF/Sharma

31.10.2017

The National Quality of Care Network in India started small, in a medical college in New Delhi. It is now a self sustained Read more

A trainee of St Mary's Midwifery training School Kalongo examines a pregnant woman after observing a session from Sr. Santiana Acan, the in-charge of the maternity ward. ©UNICEF/Bongyereirwe

19.10.2017

Lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems project in Uganda

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 8 am EST, 11am GMT, 2pm CEST, 3pm EAT Read more

Sumaya, 20 Years, with her one day old boy delivered in Model Labour room of Sub District Hospital in Umbad Block, District Jalna, Maharashtra, India. ©UNICEF/Sharma

17.10.17

This webinar, organized by the Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC and the Quality of Care Network provided an overview of the MNCH Quality of Care Network as well as highlight the Read more

Sunita Devi, (right) with her newborn baby at Government community health center (CHC) in Chanho, District Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, in October 2012. ©UNICEF/Sing

6.10.17

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network) just organized a webinar on ‘Quality improvement for newborn health: from local solutions to Read more

Photo: Monira Bibi of Faridul Laskar, Paikam, India, is getting discharged today after she delivered her baby boy in Jirangacha BPHC, August 2015  © UNICEF/Kaur.

26.09.17

Thursday 5 October, 2017 at 7 am EST, 11am GMT, 1pm CEST, 2pm EAT and 4:30pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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18.09.17

In 2014 the World Health Organization developed a new integrated tool to assess the quality of care, designed to help the Ministry of Health (MoH), key stakeholders and partners in maternal, Read more

18.09.17

Women’s childbirth experience can have immediate as well as long-term positive or negative effects on their life, well-being and health. When evaluating and drawing conclusions from research Read more

18.09.17

The USAID ASSIST Project (Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems ) just released its Read more

31.07.17

Learning in action: Dr James DUAH, Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), talks about the '100 Days Free of Maternal Mortality' campaign that CHAG is running in 74 hospitals in Ghana. Watch Read more

 

The Quality of Care Network held a webinar on 'Approaches to support quality improvement teams to use quality improvement techniques'. Maureen Tshabalala, RNM, BBA, MPH Director of Read more

17.07.17

Thursday 20 July, 2017 at 7 am EST, 11am GMT, 1pm CEST and CAT, 2pm EAT, 4:30pm IST, 5pm BST (duration: 1 hour)

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03.07.17

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) held a webinar on ‘Point of care quality improvement for maternal and newborn health – Read more

26.06.17

Thursday 29 June, 2017 at 9.30am EST, 1.30pm GMT, 3.30pm. CEST, 4.30 pm EAT, 7pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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19.06.17

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network), through its global Learning Platform, is building a community of health practitioners across Read more

16.06.17

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) held a webinar on ‘Point of care quality improvement for maternal and newborn health – Read more

09.06.17

Thursday 15 June, 2017 at 8.00 am EST, 2 pm CEST, 3 pm EAT, 5.30 pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

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28.05.2017

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Ministers and senior policymakers from Malawi, Ethiopia and Bangladesh met on the side of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on 24 May with partners from Read more

18.05.17

The Quality of Care Network organised a webinar on 'Point of care quality improvement, step 2: analysing the problem measuring quality of care’ on 17 May, 2017.

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11.05.2017

 

Wednesday 17 May, 2017 3.00 pm CEST, 9.00 am EST (duration: 1 hour)

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28.04.2017

On 28 April, the Quality of Care Network organised a webinar on 'Point of care quality improvement, step1: Identify the problem, build a team, write an aim statement'.

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30.03.2017

Thank you for taking part in the first webinar on point of care quality improvement on 29 March, and for such a lively Q&A session! Below are the answers to those questions that the presenters Read more

20.03.2017

Wednesday 29 March, 2017 at 1pm GMT, 3pm CAT, 4pm EAT, 6.30pm IST and 7pm BST (duration: 1 hour)

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20.03.2017

The Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) held its first meeting in Boston on March 13 – 15, 2017.  The Commission brings together 30 commissioners from Read more

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Health care professional associations at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Read more

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health has released four briefs explaining the vision of the Quality of Care Network to support every pregnant woman, Read more

14 February 2017

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are launching the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Lilongwe, Malawi, 14-16 February.

Globally, Read more