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WPA Regional Webinar on WPSD in AFRO

Tuesday 14th September 2021, 2:00 PM EAT

The World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17th Sept every year. The objectives of WPSD are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by all stakeholders to improve patient safety.

World Patients Alliance (WPA) has initiated a campaign to celebrate WPSD all over the world. The WPSD Webinar for AFRO region will be held on Tuesday 14th September 2021, 2:00 PM EAT.


Tuesday 14th September 2021, 2:00 PM EAT

1. Welcome& Introduction to World Patients Safety Day Regina Mariam N. Kamoga MA
2. Patient Safety Intervention: Strategies, Achievements and Challenges: Ghana experience. Dr. Ernest KonaduAsiedu
3. Whole Health System Change For Quality and Safely: 12- Pillars Clinical Governance Program Dr. Joseph Ana
4. Global perspectives on patient safety Helen Haskell MA
5. Ethiopia Health care Quality initiative Maternal and Child Health ( To be fine-tuned) Dr. HemaMagge
6. Questions & Answers Session Moderator: Regina Mariam N. Kamoga MA


Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu, BChB, IA, MPhil. Epid., DOSHEM
Is the Head, Quality Management Unit at the Ministry of Health in Ghana. He is a Healthcare Quality Improvement Advisor, Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management expert, and a Medical Field Epidemiologist. He coordinates the implementation of the National Healthcare Quality Strategy across the Ministry of Health Headquarters and its agencies. He was the Coordinator, Community and Institutional Care at the National Catholic Health Service’s Directorate of Health from 2011 until he was appointed to head the Quality management Unit in September, 2017.

He has enormous experience in both frontline clinical work, and leadership and management. He was a key player both as a frontline quality improvement team leader in St. Francis Xavier Hospital, AssinFoso and team lead at the national level in the IHI/NCHS/GHS flagship project- Project Fives Alive! (PFA!) that assisted Ghana in achieving 35% reduction in U5M using quality improvement methodology and concepts.

He is a faculty of the IHI and Ubora Institute with multi-country experience in quality improvement providing technical support in improving maternal and child health indicators in Africa and India. He is also the co-chair for Ghana -WHO QoC QED network involving 10 countries. He is leading the Patient Safety agenda in Ghana and coordinates the Africa Hospital Patient Safety Initiative (AHPSI) involving three countries (Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa)

His interest is in Patient Safety, Engaging and Empowering Patient and Family for Quality, Safety, and Patient Centered Care

Dr. Joseph Ana,
BMBCh (UNN), FRCSEdin, DipUrology UK, DFFP, RCOG-UK, Cert.JtComm, RCGP-UK and a Cert. Clinical Gov UK.

He is a Professor and Lead Senior Fellow Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research & Patient Safety @ HRI West Africa, Calabar, Nigeria.

As Commissioner for Health, Ministry of Health of a state in Nigeria in 2004, he led the introduction of 12-Pillar Clinical Governance programme for a ‘Whole Health System Strengthening’ suitable for Low and Middle Income Countries like Nigeria. Also Currently: he is the Country Coordinator of PACK Nigeria Programme (PACK=Practical Approach to Care Kit) for PHC. He is the Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Standing Committee on Clinical Governance, Chairman Board, Lily Hospitals Ltd, Nigeria. (COHSASA Quality Accredited) and a member of Nigeria Statutory National Tertiary Health Institutions Standards Committee (NTHISC)

Helen Haskell, MA
Helen Haskell is president of Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, and co-chair of the WHO Patients for Patient Safety Advisory Group. Since the medical error death of her young son Lewis in 2000, Helen has devoted herself to enhancing the patient contribution to safety and quality in healthcare, in areas ranging from diagnostic accuracy to response to patient harm. She is a former chair of the SIDM Patient Engagement Committee and has served on numerous boards and committees including the boards of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the ACGME,and the International Society for Rapid Response Systems. She has written journal articles, book chapters, and patient educational materials on patient safety, including a co-edited textbook of case studies from the patient perspective. Her son Lewis’s story has been featured in educational programs and videos including Transparent Health’s full-length Lewis Blackman Story.

Dr. Hema Magge, MD, MS
Dr. Magge currently serves as the Senior Program Officer, Newborn Health on the Maternal, Newborn, and Child health team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads the team’s strategic and technical guidance and investment portfolio for newborn health. Prior to joining the Foundation in March 2020, she served as the Executive Director for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Ethiopia. From 2016, she oversaw all technical and operational aspects of this large-scale improvement program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to support the Federal Ministry of Health implementation of the National Healthcare Quality Strategy and drive improvement in the quality of maternal and newborn care and outcomes. From 2012-2016, she served as the Director of Pediatrics for Partners In Health-Rwanda and lived in rural eastern Rwanda, where she led the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative public sector programs aimed at advancing care for small and sick newborns, improving neonatal survival, and early childhood development. Her global health leadership integrates clinical and public health neonatal expertise, large-scale program design and implementation, health system improvement, and implementation research with an equity lens.

Dr. Magge earned her B.A. from Harvard University before pursuing her medical degree at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After finishing her residency in Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco, she completed a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center while earning her Masters in Health Services Research at Boston University School of Public Health. She currently holds academic appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Her academic research focuses on bridging the delivery gap in child and newborn health interventions in resource-limited settings, quality of care, and pathways to scale.

Regina Mariam. N. Kamoga MA
Regina is the Executive Director of Community Health And Information Network (CHAIN) in Uganda. She is a board member of the World Patient Alliance and The Ugandan Academy of Health Innovation and Impact, and. She is also a founder member and chairperson of the Uganda Alliance of Patients Organisations.

One of her key roles is as a WHO Patient Safety champion and she is a member of the WHO’s Patients For Patient Safety advisory group. In this capacity she has co convened patient safety meetings with the Ministry of Health, WHO, National Drug Authority, AFROSAFE, IDI and set up links between the MoH, CHAIN, Nottingham Trent University and Makerere law school, and co-authored the Patient safety chapter in the WHO-TDR report on Implementation Research for the control of diseases of poverty. Other roles include member of the Ugandan ministry of Health’s Technical Working Group on Standards, Compliance, Accreditation & Patient Protection(SCAPP) MoH Uganda, member of the BMJ International Patient Panel and input into the work conducted by the Council For International Organisations For Medicines Sciences into drug development and safe use of medicines. She is also an honorary member of International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals.

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Sep 14 2021


2:00 pm