#QualityCareforAll means safe, effective, timely, respectful, coordinated and equitable care for every person, every time.
But this ambitious goal is easier said than done. Quality improvement approaches must be people-centered – responsive to individual and population health needs while aligned with country priorities, structures and assets. To achieve quality care, country health systems must embrace high-quality care as a core mission and align improvement efforts across all levels of the health system: national, subnational and service delivery.
MSCP is helping countries to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care by working across health system levels to develop and implement national quality policy and strategies. We’re also building the capacity of subnational managers to lead and support local improvement work. This includes tracking prioritized quality measures across sites, strengthening use of data, improving provider clinical and quality improvement skills, and increasing community engagement.
Real-time use of routine data is critical to assess whether care is improving and to guide change.
“Quality of care matters deeply for health outcomes and people’s experience of care, and has been under-prioritized for too long in low-resource settings. It takes a health system with strong leadership and all stakeholders on board to achieve quality care for everyone.”
— Kathleen Hill, MCSP Maternal Health Team Lead