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By Yael Gill | Friday, Oct 11, 2019
Hamida Sadick, a nurse midwife, won this year's IHI National Forum Bartley Memorial Scholarship for her work to improve HIV care. By intensifying health education, tracking missed appointments, and conducting home visits, an interdisciplinary QI team at the clinic achieved a tremendous reduction in transmission, as well as increased patient knowledge and visit attendance.


Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Maternal and Child Health, Quality Improvement, Africa
By Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey | Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
What are the keys to governing for quality around the globe? IHI's Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, shares his advice on establishing large-scale quality management systems.


Tag(s): Africa, Middle East, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership, Governance
By Carolin Diergaardt | Friday, Sep 27, 2019
A pilot for reaching household contacts of patients with tuberculosis made improvements by taking sputum (phlegm) samples at home to be sent for testing. By making services more patient-friendly and supporting health workers with training and tracking, a facility in South Africa improved case finding in the community.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Africa
By Meghan Munson | Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Three hospitals decided to focus on the first hour after delivery as a key area to improve care for mothers. By setting their own goals and adapting a simple checklist to their unique settings, staff at the facilities developed tests and slowly scaled checklists that improved monitoring to detect postpartum hemorrhage.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Africa
By Azukile Nzuzo | Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
When patients newly diagnosed with HIV left the Bedfordview clinic before seeing a provider, staff across the facility collaborated to make a change. By mapping out the process of care, they identified gaps, adapted their approach, and created sustainable ways to better support patients using QI.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Africa
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