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​ Featuring presenters from throughout ​​Africa and across the globe, this bold new conference has been specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by the health care community living and working in Africa.

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


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

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.​​

With the conference content tailored specifically to the needs of developing countries, you will find comprehensive strategies for addressing topics such as:
  • ​Building improvement skills and capability
  • Engaging leaders, health workers, and others in quality improvement work
  • New methods of measurement and data analysis
  • High-impact leadership 
  • Improving maternal and child health
  • Preventing and treating infectious/communicable diseases  
  • Strategies for better person- and family-centered care
  • Solutions to ensure patient and staff safety
  • Ideas to increase equity
  • Suggestions for strengthening public health systems
The cost for this unparalleled three-day conference will be $400 for participants based in Africa, and $700 for those coming from other continents​. ​

Check out this video of what you can expect in Durban

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