AFRO Webinar: Commemoration of World Patient Safety Day
On the 14TH September the Ministry of Health in partnership with the WHO, World Patient Allianceand CHAIN organized the AFRO region webinar. The event was a scientific meeting of 20 people at Golden Tulip hotel, Kampala with 100 online participants who included officials from MoH, JICAhead office, WHO, international and regional participants, regional referral hospitals and otherfacilities. It was moderated by the DHS GR, Dr. Joseph Okware.
Speakers at the event included Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu, Helen Haskell, Dr. Hema Magge, Dr. Joseph Ana, Regina Kamoga, Dr. Olive Ssentumbwe and Dr. Ivan Kamya, who discussed various topics as outlined below.
|Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu, MoH, Ghana||Patient Safety Interventions: Strategies, Achievements and Challenges: the GhanaExperience||Practical examples which can be used for benchmarking|
|Helen Haskell, USA||Global Patient Safety Perspectives||Global patient safety planand the 7 strategicobjectives for patientsafety|
|Dr. Hema Magge, BMGF-USA||The Global Quality Chasm: What is the Role of Quality Improvement in Advancing Global Maternal and NewbornHealth Equity at Scale?||Example of Ethiopia Health Care quality initiative and how it improved the quality of maternal and newborncare.|
|Dr. Joseph Ana, Nigeria||Whole Health SystemChange for Quality and Safely: 12 Pillars Clinical Governance||Practical example of a multi- stakeholder intervention driven by evidence and context (12 Pillars clinical governance programme) that improved the healthsystem and reducedmaternal and child death in Nigeria|
|Regina Mariam N. Kamoga, CHAIN Uganda||Community Engagement and Empowerment in Patient Safety Practice||What has been done toempower communities to demand better healthcare services.|
|Dr. Olive Ssentumbwe,WHO||WHO Standards for Patient Safety Practice for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)Services||Enlightenment on thedifferent standards whichare a key factor to improve maternal and newborn outcomes.|
|Dr. Ivan Kamya, DHO Kiruhura Hospital||Leadership as a Key Factor in Advancing Patient Safety in theNational Health System||Practical experience of one of the districts, Kiruhura|