Health Systems and Workforce | Strengthening Quality of Care Room: Roof Terrace Pre-Formed Panel
May 11, 2023 13:55 - 14:55(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230511T1355 20230511T1455 Africa/Johannesburg Networks of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health: An Approach to Strengthening Relational Elements for Quality and Respectful Care

Despite global progress in reducing preventable maternal and newborn deaths, high rates of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality continue, mainly due to poor quality of care. Additional transformational and catalytic approaches are needed to provide high-quality respectful patient-centered care to further improvements in maternal and newborn well-being and survival. One documented successful approach is Networks of Care (NoC).NoC is an innovative approach to optimize health system functioning, intentionally creating and strengthening health system relationships to support transformational change in maternal and newborn health. NoC emphasizes relational elements, such as empowered multidisciplinary teams, respect, teamwork, trust, communication, collaboration, leadership, and supportive supervision and mentorship, which differentiates it from other health systems strengthening approaches. A functional NoC enables collaborative learning and coordinated continuity of respectful and quality care to optimize linkages for efficient and resilient health systems, and to ultimately improve maternal and newborn survival and well-being. Future opportunities include scaling up the NoC approach at national and subnational levels and addressing gaps in the evidence base.The NoC approach has been implemented in many contexts. This panel will provide an overview of the NoC approach and highlight examples and results of NoC from three counties: Kenya (Networks of Care in Makueni County), Nepal (Networks of Safety – One Heart Worldwide), and Zambia (Integrated SRMNH program).

Room: Roof Terrace International Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2023 information@imnhc.org
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Despite global progress in reducing preventable maternal and newborn deaths, high rates of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality continue, mainly due to poor quality of care. Additional transformational and catalytic approaches are needed to provide high-quality respectful patient-centered care to further improvements in maternal and newborn well-being and survival. One documented successful approach is Networks of Care (NoC).

NoC is an innovative approach to optimize health system functioning, intentionally creating and strengthening health system relationships to support transformational change in maternal and newborn health. NoC emphasizes relational elements, such as empowered multidisciplinary teams, respect, teamwork, trust, communication, collaboration, leadership, and supportive supervision and mentorship, which differentiates it from other health systems strengthening approaches. A functional NoC enables collaborative learning and coordinated continuity of respectful and quality care to optimize linkages for efficient and resilient health systems, and to ultimately improve maternal and newborn survival and well-being. Future opportunities include scaling up the NoC approach at national and subnational levels and addressing gaps in the evidence base.

The NoC approach has been implemented in many contexts. This panel will provide an overview of the NoC approach and highlight examples and results of NoC from three counties: Kenya (Networks of Care in Makueni County), Nepal (Networks of Safety – One Heart Worldwide), and Zambia (Integrated SRMNH program).

Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care through the Creation of Networks of Safety in Rural Nepal
Panel 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
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Strengthening Quality of Care
Health Systems and Workforce
Presenters Surya Bhatta
Executive Director, One Heart Worldwide
Co-authors
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Sibylle Kristensen
Chief Operations Officer, One Heart Worldwide
Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality within Networks of Care in Northern Province, Zambia
Panel 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
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Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters Morrison Zulu
Associate Director - Sextual Reproductive Maternal And Newborn Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative
Co-authors Andrew Storey
Senior Director, Maternal And Newborn Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative
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Angel Mwiche
Ministry Of Health, The Ministry Of Health
Stories from Makueni County: How a Network of Care Has Led to a Critical Paradigm Shift in Kenya
Panel 01:55 PM - 02:55 PM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 11:55:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 12:55:00 UTC
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Strengthening Quality of Care
Health Systems and Workforce
Presenters Dennis Matheka Mulwa
Deputy Nursing Officer, Makueni County
Co-authors
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Anne Hyre
Project Director, ARC, Jhpiego
Associate Director - Sextual Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health
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Clinton Health Access Initiative
Deputy Nursing Officer
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Makueni County
PhD Student
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University of Oxford
Dr. Allisyn Moran
Maternal Health Lead
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World Health Organization
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