Excellence in Frontline Healthcare
ACQUIRE takes a long-term view
of the continent’s health system
trajectory and provides the framework
to develop and facilitate research
on quality improvement (QI)
at the frontline.
ACQUIRE was recently founded by two teaching hospitals – AIC Kijabe Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital – as a vehicle to drive Quality Improvement research by frontline healthcare workers. We are an academic knowledge hub for the peer-learning among our partner hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa.
ACQUIRE intends to use the co-production of data (platforms, visualization, analysis, and tools) to identify key strategies (success factors, costs and resources) required to implement, redesign, and drive quality of healthcare (patient-centered care, staff satisfaction, organizational efficiency, and lower health care costs) at the frontline in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What We Do
ACQUIRE takes a long-term view of the continent’s health system trajectory and provides the framework to develop and facilitate research on quality improvement (QI) at the frontline. We seek sustained evidence-guided quality improvement for the frontline health worker, the healthcare institution and ultimately the health system, in order to make healthcare more safe, responsive, equitable, effective and efficient.
Too often, good ideas are studied, results obtained, and those results remain written in a dissertation on the university shelf never to be seen again. Too often research is detached from patients and staff within the health system. That happens because the researcher is not embedded in the delivery of health care.
ACQUIRE changes this paradigm by beginning with questions that are identified by the frontline healthcare workers. With the support of their institutions, frontline healthcare workers apply scientific research methods to actively seek out practical solutions to quality challenges at the frontline.
Health care systems characterised by continuous learning that results in quality of care for all.
To strengthen the capacity of frontline health care workers, institutions and governments to apply rigorously-performed, quality improvement research to everyday practice in Sub-Sahara Africa.
ACQUIRE’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan Focuses on Three Main Objectives
Building Healthcare Worker Research Leadership
- MA and PhD academic programs
- Peer learning data sharing platforms
- Multidisciplinary QI teams
Foster an enabling institutional environment for implementing quality improvement evidence-based practice
- QI and research leadership development
- Data science-driven decision making
Convene a QI community of practice driving national policy agendas towards quality improvement
- Partnerships integrating cross-disciplinary learning to drive unified, coordinated quality improvement at the frontline
Let’s Work Together!
HEALTHCARE WITHOUT QUALITY IS UNSAFE