Quality (18) Introduction: Martin Dohlsten, WHO - The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

4 May, 2021

Dear HIFA members,

I am very pleased to join to the HIFA community. I am a public health professional with experience from several sub-Saharan Africa countries, currently based in WHO HQ, working in the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Department, with a focus on Quality of care. I am part of the Secretariat for The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network). This is a broad partnership of committed governments, implementation partners and funding agencies working to ensure that every pregnant woman, newborn and the child receives good quality care with equity and dignity. The goals of the Network are to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in health facilities by 2022 and to improve patients’ experience of care in participating in health facilities in Network countries.

Ten countries are currently members of the Network: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda. These countries are well-positioned to make rapid progress, as evidenced by a high degree of political will and commitment to support and resource maternal and newborn health services from their governments and, from funding and technical partners, strong, funded commitment and support.

For more information on this work, please check https://www.qualityofcarenetwork.org/

Please feel free to connect and I am happy to share more around the work of the QoC Network!

Kind regards,

Martin Dohlsten

Technical Officer

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Aging

Universal Health Coverage

World Health Organization, Geneva

Email: dohlstenm@who.int

HIFA profile: Martin Dohlsten is a Technical Officer in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health at World Health Organization, Gevena, Switzerland. He is a member of the WHO-HIFA working group on Learning for quality health services.

https://www.hifa.org/support/members/martin-0

https://www.hifa.org/projects/learning-quality-health-services

dohlstenm AT who.int