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SafeCare basic healthcare standards

SafeCare –  internationally accredited healthcare standards

Sub-Saharan Africa has a shortage of institutions and standards to ensure objective and comparable measurement of healthcare quality. SafeCare was founded to fill this gap. The internationally accredited standards make it possible to measure, rate and benchmark the level of quality, safety and risk at healthcare providers.

The SafeCare standards are the first and so far only ISQua accredited clinical standards tailor-made for resource restricted settings. They create a common language and ensure quality is measured against international standards, while leaving room for more local adaptions.

Our mobile platform offers great opportunities for more transparency regarding quality. In order to join the M-TIBA network for example, healthcare providers undergo a SafeCare assessment and receive quality improvement assistance. Patients can make informed healthcare choices, because they know that the accredited clinics meet international quality standards.

Healthcare Management Programs

 

In order to ensure that quality management of the clinics remains good and continues to improve, we’ve partnered with universities in Kenya (Strathmore Business School) and Nigeria (Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University) in order to provide high quality business courses to healthcare managers. The executive courses are developed to enhance the business management and leadership skills of healthcare managers. Using real life cases the courses are hands-on and followed up by one on one coaching sessions. All with the purpose that the best quality of care is delivered.

Latest news about Quality

Report on Quality of Care can Accelerate Global Efforts for Better Healthcare

A new report acknowledging the central role quality care must play in realizing meaningful universal health coverage (UHC) has been welcomed by PharmAccess Group. The report, which is the first ever joint global report from the OECD, WHO and the World Bank describes the essential role of delivering quality health services to achieving UHC, saying that poor-quality health services are increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally. It notes that the problem is particular acute in low to middle income countries as hospitalized patients are more likely to acquire an infection during their stay. Read more

Jul 11, 2018 news
How mobile technology helps us understand what matters most to patients

In Kenya, a PharmAccess partnership pilot project with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is using digital solutions to develop an understanding of how the principles of value-based healthcare in low and middle-income countries can be applied. Read more

Jun 21, 2018 news
PharmAccess participates in IHI’s Africa Forum on healthcare quality and safety

This year PharmAccess spoke during the first healthcare conference hosted by IHI in Africa. The event focused on healthcare quality and safety and was held in Durban, South Africa. This event featured presenters from throughout Africa and across the globe and addressed the unique challenges of healthcare communities living and working in Africa. Read more

Mar 02, 2018 news

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