Shilpi Rani with her husband and new born child at Paikpara, Thakurgaon Sadar, Bangladesh, in April 2011. ©UNICEF/Siddique
The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn , and Child Health, held a webinar on ‘Adapting and adopting quality of care standards for maternal and newborn health in facilities: the example of Bangladesh’ on 22 October.
Dr Aminul Hassan, Deputy Director of the Quality Improvement Secretariat within the Ministry of Health, explained how four facilities in the Narsingdi district conducted PDCA cycles to improve the quality of ANC, labour monitoring, the administration of oxytocin, the management of maternal complications, the management of sick newborns, and essential/immediate newborn care. He also presented a model to expand quality improvement in Bangladesh.
Dr Nazma, Jr. Consultant Gynaecologist at Narshingdi Hospital, presented some of the work done at the facility level and results so far.
Listen to the webinar recording
See their presentation, as well as the questions and answers in the comment section below.
- Bangladesh quality improvement secretariat http://www.qis.gov.bd/
- USAID Mamoni Project http://www.mamoni.info/
- Bangladesh Maternal Mortality Survey 2016 https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-17-218
- Bangladesh Health Facility Survey https://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/SPA23/SPA23.pdf
See the details on all previous Quality of Care Network’s webinars: http://qualityofcarenetwork.org/about/webinars