In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, the pursuit of excellence never ceases, and the winners of the ACQUIRE Quality Improvement Storytelling Contest held between 15th and 29th September 2023 have shown us that this pursuit is alive and thriving. With an astounding response of over forty submissions meeting stringent criteria, frontline healthcare professionals from several Sub-Saharan African nations came together to share their exceptional stories of dedication to improving healthcare within their unique practice environments. The contest was organized by ACQUIRE with support from the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA), the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), the Society for Quality Healthcare Kenya (SQHK), and the Africa Institute of Healthcare Quality Safety & Accreditation (AfIHQSA).
Group photo of diabetes professionals & visionary healthcare leadership in Nyandarua County (Kenya) after successfully completing the ACQUIRE – KCHS Nyandarua Quality Improvement Collaborative Training recently.
1st Place: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STORY FROM A PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITY IN GHANA
Mabel Adobea Owiredu’s and Joy Dede Okrah’s winning entry, titled “Establishing an Adverse Event/Incident Reporting Mechanism in a Private Health Facility in Ghana,” exemplifies their commitment to creating safer and more effective healthcare systems.
Watch Mabel’s submission video below:
2nd Place: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STORY FROM MACHAKOS COUNTY IN KENYA
In the second place, we have Boice Kitavi from Mutituni Level 4 Hospital, Kenya, who demonstrated an unwavering dedication to quality improvement with “Continuous Quality Improvement On Tuberculosis Management At Mutituni Level 4 Hospital In Machakos County – Kenya.”
Watch Boice’s submission video below:
3rd Place: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STORY FROM A TERTIARY REFERRAL HOSPITAL IN NAIROBI – KENYA
Our third-place winner, Jane Ngivu from MP Shah Hospital, Kenya, made a significant impact with her entry titled “Improving Handover Communication In A Tertiary Referral Hospital, Nairobi Kenya.”
Watch Jane’s submission video below:
Watch the webinar presentation here.