I am a physician in a teaching hospital in Senegal. It is an honor of being recommended and joining the group. I hope this will help us to improve access and learning for health quality.
Our commitment on quality of care is necessary. One topic i would like to share is about trust on quality care in LMICs. The perception of a part of our leaders is that there is no quality or lack of equipment in our hospitals. So they always go in others countries for medical care. The fact is that quality is sometimes correlated to development. Is that true?
May be in some aspects it may be true according to kind of complex diseases. But if we do not reverse the way of thinking no real political engagement or financial investment will be a priority in our country.
Does someone have already works in a kind of awareness or methodology to improve this topic ?
Ibrahima Sall MD
HIFA profile: Ibrahima Sall is a Consultant Surgeon at the Main Hospital and Army Teaching Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. Professional interests: Healthcare quality and risk management in surgery and oncology. He is a member of the HIFA-WHO working group on Learning for quality health systems.
Email: sall_i17 AT yahoo.fr