© 2017 AFRIQHER

An African proverb counsels: ‘if you want to travel quickly, go alone; if you want to travel far, go together’. The establishment of a network of health professionals who have an interest in the art and science of QI in Africa will help us reach our destination in fine fettle. AFRIQHER aims to be that network. We aim to provide a platform for colleagues to share ideas and showcase quality improvement projects. We also aim to establish regional communities of learning within the network.

"What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy." Leonard Sweet

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ABOUT AFRIQHER

Facilitate the sharing and dissemination
of experiences and learning

Strengthen the competencies of frontline health professionals so that they can apply quality improvement methods in their workplaces

Facilitate collaboration between
health professionals in Africa and counterparts across the globe

FACILITATE COLLABORATION

A forum for health professionals with an interest in quality improvement, AFRIQHER aims to… 

PROMOTE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

SHARE LEARNING

Convene periodic regional

and sub-regional meetings 

CONVENE MEETINGS

Sign-post educational resources
to aid health professionals 

PROVIDE RESOURCES 

PROMOTE INNOVATION & RESEARCH

Promote research and innovation into healthcare quality improvement

Healthcare providers and consumers would like to see continual improvement in the quality of care that is delivered, but sustainable quality improvement does not happen by chance: the process has to be actively managed. In some parts of the world, various quality improvement theories and methods adapted from industry have been applied in the health sector, with varying degrees of success. In Africa, healthcare Quality Improvement is in its early days and there is a longer road to travel.

Establish a multidisciplinary community
of practitioners with a special interest in healthcare quality improvement 

ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY

Promote the art and science of
healthcare quality improvement 

PROMOTE QUALITY

Provide a platform for health professionals and organisations to showcase their quality improvement projects 

PROVIDE A PLATFORM

OUR ADVISORIES

Professor Mukesh Kapila

 CBE, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester; Adjunct Professor at the International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs, Nairobi

www.mukeshkapila.org

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukesh_Kapila  

Dr Boluwatife Lola-Dare

Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD).

www.chestrad-ngo.org

www.ft.com/content/2b62a7a8-f019-11e4-ab73-00144feab7de

www.icpdtaskforce.org/member/oluwafunmilola-lola-dare/

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control; Acting Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control

www.ncdc.gov.ng/ceo

Professor Maxine Power

 Director of Innovation and Improvement Science, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive of Haelo Innovation and Improvement Science Centre and honorary Clinical Professor at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

www.mahsc.ac.uk/people/dr-maxine-power

FUNDING

Seed funding for AFRIQHER was provided by Leroy Edozien and the Endowment for Training and Education in Reproduction (ENTER). We hope to develop strategic partnerships with other funding agencies and academic institutions.