The Nigerian Healthcare Quality Improvement (NHQI) Initiative aims to improve health outcomes in the public and private sector by providing technical expertise and advisory services to policymakers, front-line regulators, and healthcare providers.
As part of the initiative, a 4th Learning Session themed: Governance and Innovation: Sustaining and Spreading Quality Improvement was conducted to close out the prototype phase of the NHQI project in Niger State. The session was part of an 18-month engagement programme designed to build the capacity of health workers to support the facilities on Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in the State.
The Learning Session had representatives from the Hospitals management board, Niger State primary health care development agency, 10 General hospitals and 10 PHCs on the collaborative and key officials from the State Ministry of Health in attendance. The objectives of the session were to review the Niger QI collaboratives journey, successes, challenges, and achievements, highlight the key factors towards sustaining and spreading QI in Niger State, disseminate project scale-up plan and develop action plans for key next steps.
In addition to the learning session, an additional 1-day flagship training was conducted on the 19th of July for the first batch of mentors. The aim of the session was to build the capacity of mentors in 5 facilities to train and provide supportive supervision to newly recruited facilities to spread QI gains in Niger State.