The Collaborative on Quality Care for Pregnancy & Childbirth
Immpact Vacancy - Research Assistant. Closing date 29th March 2010 [Posted Wed 3 March]
Final call for information for Immpact's Review of Birth Kits for Developing Countries [Posted Mon 21 March]
Quality of care for pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries is often poor. The Collaborative on Quality Care for Pregnancy & Childbirth is establishing a community of practice to address this gap and crucial obstacle to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, to reduce by two thirds the mortality rate of children under five and to reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio by 2015.
The QCPC Collaborative aims to:
- Cut across conventional boundaries of expertise, disciplines and professions, and promote strong and active linkages between organisations, groups, institutions and agencies with an interest in quality of care.
- Complement the work and operations of other groups, with a flexible and responsive structure built on principles of technical excellence, inclusiveness, transparency and country relevance.
We define the scope of "quality of care" broadly to encompass the capacities of the health system and specific programmes to deliver quality care, the interactions between caregivers and receivers, and health and satisfaction outcomes. Our specific objectives are to:
- Undertake quality of care reviews
- Strengthen monitoring of quality of care indicators
- Advise on best practices in the use of data at national, district and provider levels to improve quality of care
- Describe and test new options for monitoring and assuring the quality of care
- Raise awareness of the importance of monitoring and assuring the quality of care
To register your interest with the QCPC Collaborative or receive updates please complete our Registration Form.
QCPC Collaborative shared workspace