Health care systems and governments in the Middle East are collaborating with IHI to build the will for change, enhance their capability and capacity to improve, and spread proven best practices in clinical care and patient safety.

The Regional Context
The Middle East comprises more than 20 countries and includes both low- and middle-income countries and some of the most affluent nations in the world. Their needs are diverse and countries in the region face very different constraints — from infectious diseases as a result of poverty and poor living conditions, to the chronic conditions of developed nations. At the request of health care delivery systems in this region, IHI is helping them demonstrate effective leadership and management practices, improve patient safety, and build capabilities for quality improvement. IHI holds a Middle East Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in the region on an annual basis.

Our Goal
In the Middle East region, our goal is to identify and partner with organizations to build awareness and the will for change, develop improvement capability, and achieve results at scale in population health and health care improvement.


In the Spotlight

Found in Translation: The Growing Improvement Movement in the Middle East
The fourth annual Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in May 2016 has grown exponentially. With more than 3,800 delegates attending this year from 18 countries, this conference is a powerful regional example of engaging local communities to best meet the needs of the local population.