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In 1778, John Newton, a slave trader, was in a vessel hit by a terrible storm. John Newton had a conversion that lead to his writing of “Amazing Grace”. Despite his spiritual conversion, it took John Newton another eight years to end his slave trading. He wrote,
The National Covid-19 Doctors on Call Program has been in operation since 27th March 2020 and we have currently raised sufficient funding to run the program until the 30th June 2020.
Based on the success of the program, the expected spread of the Coronavirus and our assessment of the needs of the vulnerable communities we have been supporting, we believe there is significant value in continuing the operation of the helpline until December 2020.
Isabela Castro, ISQua Member and Fellow and passionate patient advocate, is calling on the global healthcare community to help support the What Matters To You? Movement and celebrate the importance of patient and family voices. Find out why Isabela is dedicated to championing this movement and join us over on Twitter where Isabela is guest tweeting from @ISQua today, 9 June, in celebration of World WMTY Day 2020.
A well-known Japanese comedian with a long career on TV was recognized again during the spread of coronavirus, however not on any TV screen but in an obituary. We were shocked with deep sadness to encounter the news that Ken Shimura, an influential and beloved comedian for decades in Japan, suddenly passed away due to Covid-19 despite the fact that we were about to watch a new TV drama with him cast as one of the primary characters.
This is a time of sadness around the world as we face the impact of the pandemic and the ongoing challenges to human dignity. ISQua is an international organisation that believes in the core values of humanity, of equity and justice, with a mission to improve health and healthcare. Equity is one of the intrinsic values of quality, yet it is the most elusive.
The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and Planetree International participated in a ‘Pop-Up’ Coalition of over 60 organizations to Preserve Family Presence. The international group represented patient and long-term care advocates, quality and safety professionals, and global healthcare policy makers.