Policy Seminar – Launch of WHO Bulletin theme issue ‘Measuring quality of care’

Global health academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers will gather in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 June to discuss critical questions around quality of care and its measurement.

The policy seminar will serve as a launch event for the WHO Bulletin theme issue on quality of care in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The papers of the theme issue provide a glimpse into the current landscape of quality of care research in low- and middle-income countries. They make a strong case for investing in more and better data on health system quality, an area where countries must lead but where development partners can also add critical value through the production of public goods as well as data collection tools and technologies.

Dr Gaurav Sharma will present his paper “Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India” at the seminar. The paper, part of MET’s research on the Matrika project, presents evidence on the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India.

For more information about the event, visit www.wider.unu.edu/event/policy-seminar-launch-who-bulletin-theme-issue-measuring-quality-care

The event will be live streamed via WebEx.