Recording and materials from the webinar on Linking communities and facilities to improve maternal and newborn health: Lessons from the Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power in Uganda and Tanzania

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 Power (EQUIP) in Uganda and Tanzania. Dr Peter Waiswa, Associate Professor at Makere University School of Public Health, Uganda, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden presented EQUIP, a district-scale, proof-of-concept study that evaluates a quality management approach for maternal and newborn health including communities, health facilities, and district health managers, supported by high-quality data from independent continuous household and health facility surveys.

It ran from 2010 and 2014 and has a wealth of lessons to share on working simultaneously at community, facility and district levels to make quality improvement impactful, what it takes to collect and use data in a strategic manner, and what barriers stand in the way of quality improvement teams.

Listen to the recording of the webinar here.

See Dr Waiswa's presentation here. We will shortly be adding the questions and answers from this webinar in the comment section below.

EQUIP has published a paper documenting these learnings, as well as a series of briefs and a video.

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