|Funding Agency||Date Range|
|IHI||April 2018–> June 2019|
Project Summary (Objective & activities)
IHI has worked in partnership with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, to explore how quality improvement (QI) methodologies might accelerate progress of the FMoH to reduce mortality among mothers and newborns. In support of this ambitious agenda, IHI has worked with the FMoH to develop a National Health Care Quality Strategy to create an environment and operational plan to implement the strategy and achieve high quality care delivery. This includes providing trainings to build QI skills among health care providers at all levels of the health system. In addition, IHI envisages enhancing the research capabilities and culture of its staff and implementing partners from MOH (federal and regional/sub-regional) to ensure direct and responsible participation in research processes.
Goals of Research Capacity Building (RCB) Course:
Provide the opportunity for IHI and MOH Ethiopian implementers of the Ethiopian National Quality Strategy who are interested in building operational research skills to learn through a structured course aimed to build skills in implementation science and operational research.
The course will be organized in a series of hands-on workshops to be followed by a period of team work. Each team need to meet at least every week for 2-3 hours to discuss progress and plan subsequent activities. The meeting place can be either ACIPH or any other convenient venue. Every month the team shall meet the mentoring team for 2-3 hours to ensure progress is made in the teams.