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Uganda Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan launched at National Quality Improvement Conference
The Quality Assurance Department of the Ministry of Health, Uganda, launched its new Five-year National Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan 2015/16–2019/20 at a high-level ceremony on August 22, 2016. The framework and supporting Quality Improvement Manual for Health Workers were introduced to an audience of healthcare professionals at the beginning of a three-day National Quality Improvement Conference, held at the Kampala Serena Conference Centre.
Guests were welcomed by the commissioner of the Quality Assurance Department, Dr. Sarah Byakika, who called the conference the epitome of Uganda’s work and experience in quality improvement. The launch ceremony was officiated by the Honorable State Minister of Health, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, together with USAID Uganda Mission Director Mark Meassick, Vice President for Finance Jay Wechsler, URC Senior Vice President and Director of USAID ASSIST Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Chief of Party USAID ASSIST in Uganda Dr. Mirwais Rahimzai, a representative from the Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA), Professor Fred Wabwire representing universities, and Dr. Nathan Kenya Mugisha representing civil society organizations.
The Minister handed copies of the Quality Improvement Framework and the QI manual to representatives from regional referral hospitals, district health offices, general hospitals, health centers, and private hospitals and not-for-profit health facilities. Dr. Massoud kicked off the conference with the keynote address, “Safe, Person-centered, Efficient Health Care: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?”
The conference, with its theme, “Clients at the Centre of Health Care Quality Improvement,” covered a wide range of topics under the headings of governance, human resources for health, medicines and health supplies, health infrastructure, health information management, special groups, health financing, service delivery, and patient safety.
August 24, 2016