Updated Jan 15, 2021
Poor healthcare quality in low and middle-income countries leads to millions of preventable deaths each year (WHO) and is seen as a structural barrier to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). For many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, a critical factor influencing healthcare quality has been the shortage of objective standards and data on healthcare quality. Due to weak enforcement of quality regulations, health systems are characterized by a lack of trust, under investment and poor quality.
To improve quality of care and build trust in the health system, institutions are needed that rate, improve and incentivize healthcare quality. SafeCare serves this vital role, supporting healthcare providers to improve both medical and business quality. Based on international clinical standards and tailored for resource-restricted settings, SafeCare is a practical approach that tracks, acknowledges and certifies quality improvement for primary healthcare facilities using a stepwise approach.
SafeCare employs multidisciplinary teams in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and the Netherlands. The expert team has a strong track record working in healthcare quality, with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, healthcare administration, regulation, business development and policy as well as software development and data science. SafeCare staff also work closely with PharmAccess colleagues, which include health financing, health insurance, technology development, advocacy and research specialists.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN