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By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
COVID-19 is changing the way we work. Providing clear answers to questions (including “How do we deal with the return of staff who had to be isolated due to exposure to the coronavirus?”) helped offer peace of mind to the staff.

 

Tag(s): Coronavirus (COVID-19), Leadership, Communication, Quality Improvement, Africa
By JACQUELINE TORRES | Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
After many cycles of improvement, a team launched a learning session virtually using the lessons learned during an earlier program.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Telehealth, Teamwork, Equitable Care Delivery, Africa
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, May 21, 2020
A driver diagram is a useful tool to explore the actions needed to fuel positive outcomes. Mary Eyram Ashinyo, MD, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance for the Ghana Health Service, reflected on her country’s work on psychological and physical preparedness to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Tag(s): Coronavirus (COVID-19), Quality Improvement, Africa
By Chika Odioemene | Friday, May 01, 2020
Stroke is a leading cause of death among non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Awareness and prevention are critical tools to improve health outcomes. Chika Odioemene, CEO and Founder of Utopian Healthcare, shares why her team plans to engage spiritual and religious centers, primary care providers, policymakers, and data scientists to co-design health education.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Prevention, Africa
By Briana Cohen | Thursday, Mar 05, 2020
Motivated by growing up in a province in rural Ethiopia faced with high maternal mortality, Shewit Tekeste now works on preventing these deaths using quality improvement. He and his team tested six high-impact change ideas and brought about a previously unimaginable reduction in maternal deaths.

 

Tag(s): Maternal health care. Links in the health care system. Community participation, Africa, Quality Improvement
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