Improving hospital management capacity in Rwanda, an example of higher education in a low income country
Effective management of health facilities and agencies is particularly critical in settings where resources are limited in order to ensure that outcomes are maximized given the modest inputs available. With modest infrastructure, fewer healthcare professionals, and limited supplies of commodities, creative means of managing such scarce resources are needed to meet the health care needs of often large and impoverished populations. The papers in this supplement describe a set of quality improvement and strategic problem solving projects that demonstrate the positive and significant impact of good management on a range of outcomes including hand hygiene, hospital acquired infections, wound care practice, and medical documentation to facilitate effective communication among medical teams.
- A quality improvement project to improve the accuracy in reporting hospital acquired infections in post cesarean section patients in a district hospital in Rwanda,Health management education and professional development in low-income settings,Implementing a labor monitoring guideline and midwives responsibilities to increase the completion rate of partograph in Muhima hospital, Rwanda,Implementing wound dressing protocol to reduce post cesarean section surgical site infections in Mibilizi district hospital, Rwanda,Improvement of hand hygiene compliance among health professional staff of neonatology department in Nyamata hospital,Increasing patient medical record completion by assigning nurses to specific patients in maternity ward at Munini hospital,Lessons learned in establishing a quality improvement project to reduce hospital acquired infections in the neonatology ward at a referral hospital in Rwanda,Life-creating education: new educational meanings in modern world,Master in hospital and healthcare management program in Rwanda,Quality improvement project to increase compliance of administration of corticosteroids and aminophylline in neonatal department of Mibilizi district hospital,Reducing post-cesarean wound infection at Muhororo hospital by increasing hand hygiene practice