The project supports the Malawi German Health Programme in the strengthening of Quality Management within the Malawian healthcare system and aims at improving the quality and management of health services of public and private providers, especially in maternal/ neonatal health and family planning.
Technical Assistance concerns the institutionalisation of a central-level Quality Assurance Unit, housed in the Department of Planning and Policy Development (DoPP) within the MoH, as well as the strengthening of QM structures at decentralised and facility-level.
Service quality will be raised in line with the integrated national standards for Infection Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning (SRH/FP) through improvements in quality management at facility level, and by institutionalizing quality assurance systems at MoH and in the Malawi Council of Medicine (MCM) and the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi (NMCM).
The project operates at several levels to improve the quality of health service delivery.
At national level, advisory services are offered to assist the setting up and institutionalisation of a national-level QA Secretariat. At district level, our experts advise institutions in further developing their care and referral systems, in improving quality management procedures within the facilities and better integrate services. Health service managers at all levels are advised to increasingly use improved routine information for evidence-based decision-making, for the identification of quality deficiencies and the planning for improvements.
National level activities:
District level activities:
In addition, at district level, mentorship interventions are implemented targeting the same 14 BEmONC and 4 CEmONC to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH).