Learning from Implementation

National Forums on Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Launched in February 2017, the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health is a broad-based partnership of committed governments, implementation partners, and funding agencies working to deliver the vision that every pregnant woman and newborn receives good quality care with equity and dignity. During the last four years, the countries that are part of the Quality of Care Network have developed national guidelines on quality of care, adopted the World Health Organization’s Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities, implemented at the district and facility levels, initiated learning activities aiming to enhance maternal and newborn health (MNH) outcomes, and continued to monitor progress.


The first part of this session will cover learning from implementation of the Quality of Care Network activities that are critical for scaling up and sustaining implementation of quality MNH interventions and services in Ghana and Nigeria. This will be followed by the presentation of the results of the first Quality of Care Network progress report.  Using these lessons learned, the second part of this session will be interactive. Participants will work together to identify four critical questions that must be prioritized by the Quality of Care National Forums of the Network countries to contribute toward global learning and knowledge development on scaling up quality of care for MNH.

Moderator: Dr. Blerta Maliqi, Policies, Strategies, and Programmes Team Lead, World Health Organization




Panelists include:
Dr. Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel
Senior Advisor Maternal and Newborn Health
UNICEF

Dr. Salma Anas
Director/Head, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Dr. Isabella Sagoe-Moses
Deputy Director, Reproductive and Child Health
Ghana Health Service

Dr. Nuhu Yaqub, Jr.
Family Health Divison
World Health Organization

Mr. Martin Dohlsten
Technical Officer MNCH
World Health Organization

Dr. Anshu Banerjee
Director, World Health Organization


Presentations

Introduction to the QOC Session
Building Systems to Scale Up and Sustain Implementation of QoC for Mothers and Newborns: Lessons from Ghana
Building National Systems and Strengthening Coordination to Sustain Scaling Up of QoC for MNCH in Nigeria


Featured Resources

Quality of Care Network progress report
WHO Standards for improving quality of maternal and newborn care in health facilities