1:00—5:00 PM
Washington Hilton Hotel - DuPont Circle
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW Columbia 6
Terrace Level
Washington , DC 20009

2017 CUGH Satellite: Putting quality on the global health agenda

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


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