OUR COHORTS ARE CONNECTING AND
CULTIVATING EMERGING LEADERS
ICE-Africa is building collaborations and partnerships between Improvement Science industry leaders in the United States and likeminded practitioners in Africa.
ICE-Africa’s intensive six-month curriculum is building Improvement Science capacity through generating Clinical Improvement hubs to address current Clinical Outcome challenges in Africa. Candidates in each cohort are immersed in Improvement Science didactic and practicum training grounded on evidence-based methodologies.
At ICE-Africa, we are cultivating Quality Improvement professionals who are committed to high quality patient care and are keen on bridging patient safety gaps in their areas of practice.
Currently operating in Kenya – East Africa, the Kenya Quality Improvement (KQI) cohort is equipping clinical leaders from across the country with the knowledge, skills and abilities to become more effective, collaborative agents of change.
STORIES FROM OUR KQI COHORT ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES
On June 11th, after months of planning, KQI hosted a full-day conference at Sankara Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. With a goal of developing an Improvement Science hub in Kenya, multidisciplinary teams received in-person QI training from their international colleagues. Both process and systemic challenges currently impacting patient care in Kenya were addressed through improvement initiatives developed and implemented by these multidisciplinary teams.
On June 12th, our international team had the opportunity to visit one of the hospitals in Kenya. We were privileged to be on the frontlines of the QI initiatives identifying opportunities that would continue to benefit from our Improvement Science partnership.
I am extremely hopeful for the future of healthcare on the African continent and remain committed to making a difference, one outcome at a time.
2019 IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FROM THE KQI COHORT
Improving Cancer Patient Education
Developing a cancer treatment protocol – Increasing the number of patients reporting early neutropenic fevers.
Improving Patient and Health Worker Safety during Chemotherapy treatments in Nairobi county
Developing breast cancer treatment protocols.
Improving incident reporting of 5 identified adverse safety events.
Improving Inter-departmental communication between satellite facilities and the mother facility.
Reducing omission of antibiotic duration on patient drug charts.
Improving the efficiency of patient flow during surgical admission processes.
Improving system management gaps affecting efficiency and patient safety.