The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will be hosting the first IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare next month in Durban.

The IHI Africa Forum, which takes place at the Durban International Conference Centre from February 19-21, will feature African and international health experts who will address the unique challenges faced by the healthcare community living and working in Africa.

Attendees will learn from innovative quality improvement initiatives that have improved health outcomes in Africa They’ll also have the opportunity to extensively network with peers to share successes and challenges.

“When you say ‘healthcare quality improvement’ in Africa, generally what comes to mind for most people is unwieldy, intractable gaps, stimulating momentum for change, or something in between,” said IHI’s Executive Director for Africa, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH.

“I have no doubt that those attending our first Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare will leave inspired to return to their work with fresh insight and skills,” continued Sodzi-Tettey.

The three-day conference will cover extensive session topics including:

  • The Science of Improvement: Applying it to Improve Outcomes
  • Essential Leadership Skills and Behaviours for Accelerating Change
  • Designing, Applying, and Executing Improvement Projects
  • Success Stories in HIV and TB; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
  • Primary Care and Non-communicable Diseases
  • Cutting-Edge Maternal, New-born, and Child Health Programming across Africa that leverages key insights from global, regional, and local initiatives, including the WHO Quality Equity and Dignity network.

This conference will offer 17 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

To register and view the full conference agenda, visit IHI’s Africa Forum website. IHI also has a limited number of scholarships available for eligible attendees. Read more here.

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