Quality (20) Introduction: Kehinde Balogun, Nigeria - Quality improvement, HIV control, Catholic Relief Services

6 May, 2021

Dear HIFA Forum,

I am happy to be part of the WHO/HIFA project on Learning for Quality Health Services. My name is Kehinde Balogun. I am a medical doctor, a public health and quality improvement expert with over 10 years experience directly providing and leading healthcare service teams. I am also a monitoring and evaluation professional. At the moment, I lead a monitoring and evaluation team within Catholic Relief Services, an international organization working on a large-scale project to support the provision of preventive and treatment services to achieve HIV epidemic control in Nigeria where I champion use of routine data to inform interventions and improve overall quality of care and services on the program.

Before now, I have worked as a quality improvement specialist, focusing mostly on improving outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS, but also applying the lessons to other aspects of health services in my country including improvement of clinical and laboratory interface in hospitals, improving patient experience of maternity care, reducing waiting time in hospital, etc.

I wrote a blog published WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL) newsletter on eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV http://www.integratedcare4people.org/news/806/eliminating-mother-to-chil.... I was also a reviewer/contributor to some WHO documents on quality improvement viz :

1. WHO National Quality and Policy Handbook: http://www.who.int/servicedeliverysafety/areas/qhc/nqps_handbook/en/

2. WHO document on Quality Health Services: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240011632

I look forward to participating more actively on the HIFA platform.

Warm regards,


HIFA profile: Kehinde Ayantunde Balogun is a medical doctor who works with the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) as a Quality Improvement Specialist. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare. He is presently running his Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes. Currently he is working on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded care and treatment program for HIV/AIDS and TB across several states of Nigeria, and he is the Quality Improvement (QI) lead for the Benue region. His interests include public health, quality improvement in healthcare, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, child and maternal health, and research. He is a member of the WHO-HIFA working group on Learning for quality health services.



balogunkehinde1 AT gmail.com