April Collective – Quality of Care

Quality of Care

Quality of care leaders (policy-makers, implementing partners and researchers) shared their experience and learning in their efforts to improve quality of care for maternal and newborn health and develop quality systems to support implementation. They explored opportunities around leadership, learning action, learning, and accountability.

A mistake is that we often start with coverage and quality comes as an afterthought. Quality cannot be a footnote in the plan – it needs to go hand in hand with coverage.

Gagan Gupta, UNICEF

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Session Resources


Director, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

United States

Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Aging

World Health Organization


Programme Manager, National Quality Management Programme

Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Sierra Leone

Senior Adviser and Team Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health


Head of Department, Pediatric and Child Health

University of Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme & University of Oxford

USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership; Maternal Health Team Lead, Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP)


United States