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Series 2, episode 2 – In Ghana, a simple tool designed to engage communities helped increase the transparency, accountability and quality of care in health services

7/26/2019
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Emmanuel Ayire Adongo, from the World Health Organisation Country Office in Ghana explains how a simple tool – a scorecard, building on an existing policy and community engagement structures – has made it possible to engage communities in the planning, roll-out and assessment of health services. From community representatives touring facilities, to community members pitching in to improve the infrastructure, listen to the impact this tool had on the involvement of the community, the...

Duration:00:17:18

Series 2, episode 1- In Ebonyi and Kogi states, health workers learn quality improvement skills on top of clinical skills, and are improving quality of care on the day of birth

12/3/2018
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Over 90 health facilities in the Eboni and Kogi states of Nigeria have joined a quality improvement initiative to improve the quality of care for women and newborn on the day of birth. In just two years, they have seen massive improvement in some of the key clinical practices such as managing post-partum haemorrhage, resuscitating a newborn or encouraging early breastfeeding. And the communities they are serving are seeing a difference in the care they receive. Dr Ugo Okoli is the Deputy...

Duration:00:20:19

Series 1, episode 4 – Building systems to support health workers to deliver better care

10/3/2018
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There has been several pieces of work published recently on how health systems are failing and how they have to evolve and focus on quality of care, to adapt to changing needs and support Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Last month, The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era published its report examining what a high-quality health system should look like. A study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looks into the global...

Duration:00:15:42

Series 1, episode 3 – Building trust between families and health care workers to care for sick and small newborns in India

9/19/2018
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What can anxious parents of small and sick newborns do to care for their baby, in a health facility? And how does their willingness to help go down with health workers? Professor Arti Maria, Head of Neonatology at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, in New Delhi, India has, for over a decade, been pioneering a family participatory care approach, to involve parents and relatives in caring for sick and small newborns. She tells us about the challenges, the impact on the experience of care, and how...

Duration:00:11:45

Series 1, episode 2 – Water and sanitation for a better experience of care in Malawi

9/12/2018
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Health facilities need to have access to water, sanitation, energy, as well as supplies of medicines and equipment to deliver quality care to women and newborns. These pre-requisites are a part of the World Health Organization’s standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn health in health facilities. Natasha Mwenda, Manager of the Deliver Life project in Malawi, which is run by WaterAid and supported by the UK’s Department of International Development (DfID), explains how...

Duration:00:11:19

Quality Talks – the podcast of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

9/5/2018
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Quality Talks is the podcast of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Quality Talks will bring you the stories of healthcare professionals who are experienced in running and managing quality of care initiatives, whether at a very small scale or country-wide. They will share their experiences on how they got started, how they are hoping to make a difference, and what they have learned along the way. The first Quality Talks series focuses on...

Duration:00:05:04