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This event will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel at DuPont Circle.
This session will convene leading experts to address the critical issue of measuring and improving quality of healthcare in low income settings. In order to improve the health of the world's population, we need to increase access to healthcare and simultaneously ensure that the care provided is of sufficiently high quality (i.e. care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable). Healthcare systems need to think beyond access and coverage of healthcare services; they need to start measuring and systematically improving quality of healthcare in LMICs. This session of leading international experts will:
Discuss and debate the best approaches to measurement of healthcare quality.
Give examples of quality improvement programs that have worked or failed through case study lessons.
Explore quality of care in private versus public sectors.
Explain the use of quality dashboards, audits and tools, and their likely impact on quality.
Give strategies for understanding and overcoming the pervasive know-do gap (i.e. gap between what healthcare providers know, and what they actually do in practice).
Jishnu Das, Lead Economist, World Bank, Washington DC
David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal Health Affairs, McGill University, Montreal
Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merk for Mothers, NJ, USA
Sebastien Bauhoff, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC
Ashish Jha, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston
Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston
Charles Larson, National Coordinator, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)
Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs, McGill University, Montreal
David Peters, Chair, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.