In 2019 Cape Town will play host to the 36th annual International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Conference, which is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care.

Every year ISQua, which inspires, promotes and supports continuous improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide, holds a conference somewhere in the world in October. This year it is in London.

The 36th annual ISQua Conference will be held at Cape Town’s International Conference Centre from October 20 to 23 in 2019. The Cape Town conference marks the first time in 30 years that it has been held in Africa and is expected to draw at least 1,500 delegates from some 70 countries.

Local healthcare facility accrediting body, the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) successfully bid for the conference. ISQua has invited COHSASA to co-host the conference in Cape Town.

“COHSASA is delighted to be hosting the ISQua International Conference in Cape Town, on behalf of Africa. We believe it will be a truly memorable event – an opportunity to showcase African innovation in quality and safety,” said CEO of COHSASA, Jacqui Stewart.

A number of African ministries of health indicated their full support to hold the ISQua Conference on the continent because it will prove an excellent opportunity to showcase what is being done in Africa.

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