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ISQua's Statement on ‘Global action on Patient Safety’ for the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board

By | Feb. 5, 2019 |
The following statement was submitted for agenda item 6.6.1 (Global action on patient safety) of the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board. ISQua are a non-State actor in official relations with WHO

WHO Executive Board (EB) Resolution ‘Global action on patient safety’

By | Feb. 5, 2019 |
I am delighted to share with you that the WHO Executive Board (EB) 144th session deliberated on the agenda item ‘Global action on patient safety’ on 31 January 2019; and adopted the EB Resolution ‘Global action on patient safety’ (including the establishment of an annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 September) on 1 February 2019; and recommended it for adoption at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2019. This marks the achievement of a major milestone in the global patient safety movement.

Fundamentals of Patient Safety with John Brennan

By | Feb. 1, 2019 |

We were delighted to host John Brennan for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in January on the topic of Fundamentals of Patient Safety.

Aiming for Zero

By Peter Lachman | Jan. 31, 2019 |
We are now reaching a critical stage in the delivery of healthcare. Patient Safety is now a central component of the delivery of healthcare – and we now need to set ambitious goals to eliminate harm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Worldwide initiatives have had variable success mainly because it is difficult to achieve standardisation without a change in the way we work. Patient safety needs to become a social movement where there is a groundswell of change and eventually safety becomes the way we do work.

Medication Safety in Primary Care with Dr Neil Houston

By | Jan. 17, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Neil Houston for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in January on the topic of Primary Care in Medication Safety.

The Biobank Resource Centre Education Courses

By | Jan. 17, 2019 |

The Biobank Resource Centre (BRC) develops and delivers educational, operational, and research tools to researchers and biobankers who collect, store, or study human biospecimens. 

ISQua Accreditation & Mental Health were the focus of the 2018 Quality in Healthcare Conference held in December in Sarajevo

By | Jan. 17, 2019 |

The sixth annual Quality in Healthcare Conference hosted by the Agency for Quality and Accreditation in Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AKAZ) took place on December 20th and 21st in Sarajevo.  The title this year was “BiH in the EU: Quality as Key to Joining the Circle of the Best.”

Editor's Choice Papers

By | Jan. 10, 2019 |

We have two Editor's Choice papers from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Volume 30, Issue 9, November 2018

ISQua and Lucian Leape launch new Patient Safety Fellowship

By | Dec. 19, 2018 |

ISQua in collaboration with Lucian Leape are launching a new Patient Safety Fellowship Programme available to all current physicians and health care providers from developing countries, or countries in transition, interested in advancing and expanding their expertise in patient safety, with resultant improvement of safety of patients in their local area. 

Latest Experiences at WHO Headquarters

By | Dec. 19, 2018 |

How time flies? Some Two months ago when I started my interning at the WHO headquarters my supervisor cautioned me that I have to make every moment count as the three months allocated for my internship can be so short. And indeed, the time has gone by just like the snap of a finger. Here am I reflecting on the last few weeks of my stay in Geneva.

New ISQua Community of Practice: Learning about Improvement

By | Dec. 19, 2018 |

ISQua in association with the USAID ASSIST Project/ University Research Co., LLC (URC) will be launching a new Community of Practice in 2019 which will focus on Learning about Improvement.

Applying Systems Thinking to Healthcare with David Vaughan

By | Dec. 14, 2018 |

We were delighted to host David Vaughan for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in December on the topic of Applying Systems Thinking to Healthcare.

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