Global Launch of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era report

September 6, 2018 | Washington, DC The quality revolution has started. The report was launched on September 6th at the beautiful United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC. Nearly 200 people registered to attend the event and over 600 watched the live webcasts online in English and Spanish. We are extremely grateful to our amazing guest speakers and panelists for the stimulating debates on advancing the quality agenda in…

Reflections from the National Lancet Commission meeting by Dr. Martias Joshua

National Commissioners from nine countries met in Johannesburg December 11-13 to share their work with one another and provide feedback on the global Commission Report. In this series, we share reflections from the National Commissioners from the meeting. Guest post by Dr. Martias Joshua. I was very lucky to attend HQSS Commission in Johannesburg in South Africa in December 11-15, 2017. I was nominated as HQSS National Commissioner in November…

Working group 1: describing the state of quality

By Catherine Arsenault Since the launch of the HQSS commission, our working group’s approach to describing quality has considerably evolved. Our group has three broad objectives: To describe quality across SDG conditions and health system platforms. To describe the variation in quality and its determinants To describe the impact of poor quality on health outcomes, utilization and out of pocket spending. To achieve our objectives, we’ve identified cross-national data sources…

Emilia Ling and Anna Gage: Our three month update

It has been just over three months since our inception Commission meeting in March. Since then, Commissioners, the HQSS secretariat, and National Commissions have been busy compiling data and conducting analyses to better understand, measure, and improve quality across low and middle-income countries. On Monday, July 10th, working group chairs, research leads, and the research secretariat convened in Boston to discuss the Commission’s overall progress. This meeting served as an…

Ashish Jha, Advisory Council: Quality is the next frontier

By Ashish Jha and Liana Woskie We were delighted to co-host the launch of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems with Dr. Margaret Kruk and welcome Commissioners to Boston. Across the globe, the need to improve healthcare quality is becoming more and more apparent every day.  In a typical village in India, your chance of getting care that is unnecessary or harmful is greater than the…