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African Community of Practice

ISQua has made a commitment to supporting a regional approach to its work, including specific targeted activities to strengthen engagement with professionals in lower and middle income countries.  The development of an Africa network reflects this commitment.    

The network first met and was established during the 33rd International Conference. The group meets on a regular basis to exchange information and share learning about issues which are specific to Africa, bearing  in mind that the continent includes several sub-regions, including Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Africa.

Our Mission

The ISQua African Community of Practice (AfCoP) is a network of health care professionals committed to improving the quality and safety of healthcare for people living in Africa through exchange of  diverse experiences in different countries focusing on implementation of activities designed to achieve this outcome.

Our Objective

 AfCoP aims to create a multimodal platform of communication and exchange to share explicit and tacit knowledge of effective quality and patient safety interventions and strategies designed to improve care, move towards Universal Health Coverage and achieve Sustained Development Goals (SDG) within the WHO Framework for People-Centered care. 

If you are interested in joining the network, please contact the ISQua Office info@isqua.org

African Events

22nd KZNDHC Annual Conference - Elangeni Conference Center Durban, SA
22nd - 24th June 2018 

 The Future of Healthcare in South Africa - NHI 
3 Pillars of Engagement: More Pragmatism, More Synergies and less Ideology

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No registration fee for members of the ISQua African Community of Practice


WHO Upcoming African meetings and events

  • Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators (plus health-related SDGs), 2018 – Under health systems, the follow are indicators for Quality and safety of care: (1) Perioperative mortality rate; (2) Obstetric and gynaecological admissions owing to abortion; (3) Institutional maternal mortality ratio; (4) Maternal death reviews; (5) ART retention rate; (6) TB treatment success rate; and (7) Service-specific availability and readiness - ***Please advise if you are collecting data/information on these indicators*** Click here for more information
  • 23-25 April 2018, Uganda - Launch of paediatric care standards and implementation in the quality network countries
  • 26-27 April 2018, Uganda - Designing the Quality learning System for the network countries
  • 5 May 2018 – “WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” annual hand hygiene / #infectionprevention campaign
  • 14 – 15 May 2018 - WHO meeting to develop strategy and tools for the implementation of recent Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Health Care - Click here for more information
  • June 2018, South Africa – Skype discussion on WHO 3rd Global Patient Safety Challenge (Medication Safety) in the South African Netcare Pharmacy symposium
  • 8 – 11 July 2018, South Africa - 7th Infection Control Africa Network Congress 2018
  • September 2018 – Celebration of the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata declaration
  • October 2018, Kenya - African Sepsis Symposium
  • November 2018 – World Antibiotic Awareness Week


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