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By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Respectfully listening to a patient tell their story of harm galvanizes even already committed patient safety professionals in a way that few other things do. Plots on a graph can’t compare to someone essentially saying that you — or people like you — let them down.


Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Africa
By Joe Mando | Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
IHI has launched the first large-scale patient safety project in Africa. The two-year, 10-hospital initiative in Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa will align with the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Medication Safety, Adverse Event, Africa
By Hema Magge | Thursday, Jun 14, 2018
There may not be such a thing as a quality improvement (QI) personality, but it helps for those who lead health care QI efforts — no matter where they are in the world — to have certain qualities. Courage is one of the most important.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Africa
By Don Goldmann | Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
IHI is working to accelerate Ethiopia’s already exemplary progress in reducing needless deaths of mothers and babies. Tasked with completing an evaluation, IHI's Don Goldmann asks, "What could I really know without being there to see the work up close?"


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Africa
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, May 23, 2018
To improve maternal and newborn health, providers with limited resources — wherever they are in the world — can learn from IHI’s team in Ethiopia. They’ve made notable progress by using quality improvement (QI) skills, creativity, and persistence in the face of great challenges.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Quality Improvement, Africa
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