Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00 a.m (USA-EDT)

As part of the webinar series on the essential public health functions (EPHF), organized by PAHO/HSS and within the framework of the Strategy and Plan of Action to improve the quality of care in health service delivery 2020 -2025 of PAHO / WHO, Webinar No. 4 addressed the challenges and opportunities to achieve a common goal: the quality of care in the delivery of health services, with a particular focus on "Safe maternal and newborn care", in connection with the celebration of world patient safety day that is observed every September 17th.

Objective(s) of the meeting: 

The new perspective of the EPHF, the new quality paradigm and the renewed focus on patient safety underscore the need to integrate efforts to overcome the traditional fragmentation and lack of coordination of interventions. That is why in this opportunity we have discussed with experts and representatives of all the sectors involved, about the experiences in improving the quality and safety of maternal and neonatal care, but from the new framework and proposed stages to achieve integrated public health policies: assessment, policy development, resource allocation and access.

Brief synthesis of the topics: 
  • Quality from the perspective of the EPHF
  • Specific challenges in the safety and quality of maternal and neonatal care in the Region of the Americas
  • Perspectives from workers and users of health services
  • Perspectives from quality experts and Schools of Public Health
  • Perspectives from health services management
Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 
  • Jonás Gonseth García, Quality Advisor in Health Systems and Services PAHO/WHO
  • Ernesto Báscolo, Advisor on Governance, Leadership, Policies and Planning in Health, PAHO/WHO
  • Bremen De Mucio, Advisor on Maternal Health. Latin American Center for Perinatology/Women's and Reproductive Health, PAHO / WHO
  • Helen Haskell, Patient Leader of Patient Safety for the World Health Organization
  • Lillian Lewis McDonald, Nurse of the Year 2021, Infection Prevention and Control of the Victoria Jubille Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Pedro Delgado, Vice-President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI
  • Hugo Guajardo, Physician, President of the Board of Directors of the Patient Safety Foundation, Chile
  • Ana María Malik, Professor at the School of Business Administration of Sao Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation and elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Quality
  • Arnaldo Medina, Secretary of Quality of the Ministry of Health, Argentina  
  • Hernán Rodríguez González, Health Systems and Services Advisor, PAHO / WHO Office in Peru
Health system, Quality, Universal Health, Patient safe day
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