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, newborn and child health (MNCH) to carry out comprehensive assessments at facility level.
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 results, women’s experiences of childbirth should be one aspect to consider.
This first Quality of Care Network webinar in a series on point of care quality improvement sought to explore what Quality Improvement (QI) is and how health care workers can start and establish Quality improvement at health facility level. The mainspeaker, Nigel Livesley, highlighted the organizational changes that are required, the concept of how teams can use problem solving processes and techniques in order to demonstrate and sustain improvement.
This tool details the different parts of the partograph and how to use it to monitor, alert or trigger action. Several case studies are provided.
The ATLAS Database, created in Microsoft Access 2010, provides a step-by-step questionnaire used for data-gathering. Data from the questionnaire is presented in reports, which can be analyzed for laboratory decisionmaking. The ATLAS is a diagnostic and monitoring tool to assess laboratory services and logistics and can be used as a baseline survey to complete an annual assessment or as an integral part of the work planning process.