2nd International Quality Forum 2015

Quality Improvement Mechanisms in Health System Strengthening: Where is the Evidence? Heidelberg, Germany, 2–3 July 2015

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Organised by evaplan GmbH at the University Hospital, Heidelberg, the AQUA Institute, Göttingen and the Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

2015 marks the start of the ‘post-MDG’ era and while the Millennium Development Goals could not reach all their targets, health system strengthening (HSS) is key to all programme interventions in health. It is also increasingly recognised that quality improvement (QI) mechanisms in health care are a determinant of health system strengthening. At a time when the next generation of priorities for global health is being defined, however, it appears that it is crucial to examine the evidence of this impact. In particular, the 2nd International Quality Forum will specifically discuss how QI mechanisms can contribute to health system strengthening and how this contribution can be best measured. This will be illustrated by four aspects affecting health systems: disease outbreaks – with a focus on Ebola; post-conflict settings; patient safety and, finally, the linkages of QI mechanisms within a facility as well as between levels of health systems. The aim of the Forum is therefore to critically analyse QI mechanisms and approaches against HSS targets and to formulate recommendations to ensure QI mechanisms have an impact on upcoming health system strengthening measures.

Dates: Thursday, 2 July (12:00 – 18:30) and Friday, 3 July 2015 (09:00 – 16:30)
Venue: Print Media Academy (PMA), Kurfürsten-Anlage 52-60, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Registration: Please confirm your participation by Friday 19 June at or online under
Full rate: 130€
Student rate: 90€
Please transfer the payment with as reference “QI Forum” to:
evaplan GmbH am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
IBAN: DE64 6725 0020 0009 0285 87
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the fee.
Please note that the number of participants is limited to 90. We will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

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