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
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 for Equitable Systems (MANIFEST) project which the Makerere University School of Public Health run in 2012-2015.
Listen to the webinar recording here
The study was conducted in three districts in Eastern Uganda to help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths through the use of a participatory action research approach.
The speaker, Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka, a senior lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health Kampala Uganda and a health systems and policy expert explained how this approach involved communities, district and facility management simultaneously. She highlighted how mentoring and supervising quality improvement teams were key in seeing quality improvement take hold in a facility.
See below the questions that participants asked during the webinar, aswell as Dr Kiwunaka's answers.
This was a webinar in the special country highlights series of the Quality of Care Network. See here the details on all webinars in the series on capacity building for improving quality of care in health facilities: http://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/about/network-activities