LINET MEA Organized a Symposium at the Pan-African Conference
The issue of improving the quality of patient care and its importance was discussed by participants of the LINET thematic session, which was part of the Africa Health Business Symposium. A 3-day meeting of key policymakers, experts, hospital management as well as private entities was held in early October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. LINET provides support for this event, which focuses on the growth and development of health care on the African continent, and is an active participant.
LINET’s thematic session “Enhanced Quality in Patient Care and Safety“ attracted a total of 26 participants. Speakers and debates agreed on the coordination of public and private representatives and that everyone has a role to play in improving the quality of care. Jitka Stranska, Managing Director of LINET Middle East and Africa, was one of the key speakers alongside Sarah Achieng Opendi, Uganda Minister of Health, and Umy Nambiar, advisor of Health Minister in Djibouti. Jitka Stranska pointed out the issue of increased costs of other complications associated with insufficient quality of care and equipment. “We offer a sustainable model where a higher initial investment in quality products ensures a return on costs,” said Jitka Stranska. She also presented other benefits associated with a higher quality of care including safer hospitalization and reduced physical demands on hospital staff.