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“Connecting health – systemic mHealth solutions for better pregnancy and birth giving care”

The Innovation Factory, a global initiative which the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), presented digital solutions for pregnancy and delivery care at this year’s re:publica media convention in Berlin.

A multidisciplinary team of health and IT professionals from four countries – Tanzania, Cameroon, Kenya, and Germany – showcased their digital solutions in the panel session ‘Connecting health – systemic mHealth solutions for better pregnancy and birth giving care’. The Innovation Factory provides a collaborative and creative space to develop and support digital health solutions that are in line with the four partner countries’ national priorities. For more information about the cross-country ideation process and approach, have a look at the video of the Innovation Factory’s session at re:publica with Friederike Paul-Fariborz from evaplan, Mwawi Leah Mlekano, Executive Director ITIDO LTD Tanzania, Annie Hortense Atchoumi, representive core team Cameroon, Steven Macharia, Technical Director Digital Health Kenya, and Titus Kühne, Director Institute of Computer-assisted Medi at Charité Berlin.

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The Heidelberg Quality Improvement Forum for Health (QI Forum) was established in 2014 with the aim to bring quality improvement (QI) and health system strengthening (HSS) experts together and build a platform for information, exchange, critical analysis and discussion of QI mechanisms, initiatives and approaches in the context of HSS.

The QI Forum is organised by evaplan International Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg in collaboration with the AQUA Institute, Göttingen and the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University. For the 2017 QI Forum evaplan has also partnered with ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health.

The 3rd Heidelberg QI Forum for Health took place from 15-16 June 2017 and disussed: How to fit Patient Safety into QI mechanisms?

With a focus on QI mechanisms in Low and Middle Income Countries, this year’s forum inquired if current QI mechanisms reflect Patient Safety issues, if there is a demand in formulating and reformulating certain standards to actually reflect these issues. The Forum addressed the challenges of using Patient Safety data for health system strengthening and also explored hidden Patient Safety issues related to culture, gender, ethnicity and marginalisation.

To read more about the 2017 QI Forum and previous events, please follow the links below: