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Overview

​​​Join us for this exciting and energizing three-day conference that will focus on health care innovations that are effective in low resource settings. At this first-of-its-kind event in Africa, ministries of health, health care providers, and community leaders will discuss what's working and ideas for addressing key challenges. At the IHI Africa Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, you'll participate in learning experiences that will help you to make measureable progress in your organization.

What You'll Learn ​

At this conference, you'll attend workshops that will help you to:

  • ​Apply quality improvement tools and methodologies to make and sustain change.
  • Identify critical health system interventions required to tackle current and emerging challenges in quality and safety.
  • Recognize and learn from innovative quality improvement initiatives that have improved health outcomes in Africa
  • Network among leaders, practitioners, and other health and health care professionals.

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 Team page