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
A forum for health professionals with an interest in quality improvement, AFRIQHER aims to…
PROMOTE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
Convene periodic regional
and sub-regional meetings
Sign-post educational resources
to aid health professionals
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
Provide a platform for health professionals and organisations to showcase their quality improvement projects
PROVIDE A PLATFORM
Dr Boluwatife Lola-Dare
Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD).
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
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.
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.