IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Sept. 25, 2017 Global   Other

WHO Webinar: Quality of care for mothers, newborns and children

The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) works to ensure that every pregnant woman and newborn receives good quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period It aims to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in health facilities within five years and improve patients’ experience of care in the participating countries. Launched in February 2017, the Quality of Care Network is led by countries that are already taking leadership to improve quality of care in health services: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.

It is widely acknowledged that the SDGs and in particular universal health coverage cannot be achieved without access to quality essential health services. Quality of care for mothers, newborns and children is a critical component of the local health service equation. Indeed, local health services are uniquely placed to ensure the provision of quality care to prevent maternal and newborn mortality, as well as to reduce avoidable morbidity and improve experience of care.

The webinar will provide an overview of the MNCH Quality of Care Network as well as highlight the potential pathfinder role of quality MNCH in wider efforts to enhance the quality of health services within the context of UHC. Specific country examples of change drivers will be examined with a focus on how MNCH can act as a pathfinder to progress towards people-centred services. Finally, the webinar examines how lessons learned from early work of the network can be cascaded to inform further work on quality at the national, regional and global level.

Learning Objectives:
The webinar will allow participants to:

  • Learn about the Quality of Care Network
  • Explore the linkage with MNCH quality efforts and wider efforts on quality at the local and global level;
  • Examine the crucial linkages between quality MNCH and wider health services and health systems;
  • Share country examples of change drivers that have worked in practice and that can inform the global pool of knowledge

    Intended audience:
    Frontline workers, Administrators, Policy-makers, Patients, Community Advocates, Donors

October 17, 2017 15:00 CEST

Register for this webinar: REGISTER HERE

**This webinar is hosted in partnership with the Network for improving quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health (www.qualityofcarenetwork.org) The Quality of Care Network is supported by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA, and building a growing partnership of development organizations, NGOs, professional associations and universities in support of quality of care.


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