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​​​​​​​​​​​​The Future of Quality Healthcare in Africa


The IHI Africa Forum features presenters from throughout the region and across the globe, addressing today's biggest healthcare challenges in Africa. Meet with experts and peers while learning what has worked to improve patient care and staff experience​ in so many healthcare settings. 
Whether you ​are a health system leader, policymaker, healthcare 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.


See What Others Are Saying...

"The conference was a life time experience.​”
Ottilia Makoto Public Health Specialist at Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe, South Africa

“It is an amazing Networking conference and the workshops and poster displays were very informative.​”
Maxine Blane International Certified Wound and Lymphoedema Therapist, Registered Nurse, Ballito, South Africa​​​

"​​​[…] it was a lifetime opportunity!”"
Linda Chemtai Clinicial Officer, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya​

"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 a wonderful conference"
Elizabeth Koszarek, Performance Improvement Consultant, Rush University Medical Center

"​​​[…] it is the very best Forum to learn about quality."
Mercy Katantha Registered Nurse/Midwife, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi​​​
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IHI Africa Forum
on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
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​​​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.​​

Keynote Speakers

Kedar mateDerek Feeley, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), previously served as IHI’s Executive Vice President from 2013 to 2015, during which time he had executive-level responsibility for driving IHI’s strategy in five focus areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and the Triple Aim. Prior to joining IHI in 2013, Mr. Feeley served as Director General for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In that role, he was the principal advisor to the Scottish Government on health and health care policy and on public service improvement. He also provided leadership to NHS Scotland’s 140,000 staff in their delivery of high-quality health and health care. In 2013, Mr. Feeley was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to health and health care. 

Tettey_SodziSodzi_thumb.jpgSodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, Head of Africa Region, provides strategic technical and relationship guidance for IHI’s work in Africa while also securing new business opportunities in the region. Prior to this role, he was IHI’s Senior Technical Director for the Africa region, leading Project Fives Alive! in Ghana to deliver a large-scale quality improvement project in more than 80 percent of public sector hospitals and 30 percent of Ghanaian sub-districts, contributing to a 34 percent reduction in facility-based child deaths. He also supported the design of a large-scale improvement initiative in Ethiopia. Additionally, he is leading IHI’s ongoing support to the Liberian Health Ministry’s health system rebuilding efforts post Ebola. A public health physician, Quality Improvement Advisor, and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey also has years of clinical and management experience in frontline district medical practice. Before joining IHI, he conducted high-level trainings and short-term consultancies in quality improvement with organizations in Saudi Arabia, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, and the US. He serves on the governing board of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority and the Council of the University of Health and Allied Sciences. He is based in Accra, Ghana. 

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Admin​istrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards for his contributions. In 2005, he was appointed "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire" by the Queen of England in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and five books. He also serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.