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​ ​​The Future of Quality Healthcare in Africa

Featuring presenters from throughout ​​Africa and across the globe, this conference addresses u​nique challenges faced by the health care community living and working in Africa. Unlike other conferences, this one has nearly all African speakers and presenters, sharing kn​owledge, tools, and what has worked to improve patient care and staff experience​ in many different healthcare settings.

View last year's conference agenda and detailed session descriptions.​​​​​​​

Last year's IHI Africa Forum featured​​ these empowering keynotes:

“My one reason to attend is that IHI's scientific quality improvement methods work! Everyone who is involved or interested in health care systems in Africa must be there​!”

 -- Dr Naa Adorkor Sodzi-Tettey, President, Medical Women Association of Ghana​​

"What liked most about the conference was the overall organisation and how the courses were facilitated. It was a great experience for me to learn more about quality, and I am using the knowledge I got from the conference in my daily job. I would attend the IHI Forum again and again if I had a chance because it is a very best Forum to learn about quality."

--Mercy Katantha, Registered Nurse/Midwife, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi 

Whether you ​are a health system leader, policy-maker, health care professional, student, NGO representative, or patient advocate, this conference will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to make measurable progress in your facility or organization. This conference is for individuals working in both the private AND public health care sectors. You will learn from innovative quality improvement initiatives that have improved health outcomes in Africa, and have the opportunity to extensively network with your peers to share successes and challenges.​​ Reserve your spot today!​

IHI's work in Africa

Profiles in Improvement: Dr. Hema Magge, IHI Country Director, Ethiopia

Magge_Hema.jpg Hema Magge, MD, MS, is Country Director for IHI’s work in Ethiopia. Based in IHI’s first Africa office, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dr. Magge is leading a program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. Over the next two-and-a-half years, IHI and its partners will support the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in an ambitious agenda to rapidly close gaps in national health outcomes through the coordination of quality planning, quality assurance, and quality improvement.

Read more about Dr. Magge and her improvement story here.  

Project Fives Alive! in Ghana

Project Fives Alive! began in 2008 and ended in 2015. A collaboration between IHI and the National Catholic Health Service, the focus of the project was to assist Ghana in achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 (reducing morbidity and mortality in children under five).

Learn more about large-scale improvement in Ghana in the IHI publication, Lessons Learned from Ghana's Project Fives Alive!.

Ghana Launches a Five-Year Quality Strategy

Recently, Ghana’s Health Ministry has launched a five-year National Healthcare Quality Strategy that envisions a health system that places the client at the center of health care and ensures continuously improved measurable health outcomes. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, IHI's Head of Africa Region, elaborates on this five-year strategy and shares his thoughts.

Read Dr. Sodzi-Tettey's blog post here


To learn more about IHI's work in Africa, please visit our Africa Tea​m page