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African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS). APPS. WHO programme-Patient Safety Patient Safety Initiative started in 2004 by Liam Donaldson Developed in Western countries 2007: funds secured to support APPS project (60 th anniversary NHS) September 2008 WHO Africa

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APPS
  • WHO programme-Patient Safety
  • Patient Safety Initiative started in 2004 by Liam Donaldson
  • Developed in Western countries
  • 2007: funds secured to support APPS project (60th anniversary NHS)
  • September 2008 WHO Africa
    • Resolution passed on patient safety
funding
Funding
  • DoH funded-DFID
  • Lead by WHO Geneva
  • NPSA co-ordinate English arm of project
  • Funded for 2 years initially
the partners
The Partners

1st Wave - October 2009

  • COCH – Uganda (Kisiizi)
  • Leicester – Ethiopia
  • Middlesbrough - Malawi
  • Francophone
    • HUG – Mali / Cameroon / Senegal
the partners1
The Partners

2nd Wave November – 2011

  • St George’s London – Kumasi Ghana
  • Ipswich – Beira Mozambique
  • Imperial College – Butare Rwanda
  • North Cumbria – Mbeya Tanzania
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ – Ndola Zambia
process
Process
  • Situational Analysis (both partners)
    • Summer 2009
  • 12 Action areas of Patient Safety
  • Evaluation of findings
  • Agreement by African Hospitals to focus on 3 / 4 action areas
  • Principle action area for all partners
    • Health care associated infections (HCAIs)
launch
Launch
  • Kampala October 2009
  • Development of project plan
  • Agreement of action areas
  • Emphasis on partnership working
  • Sharing ideas and knowledge
action areas
Action Areas
  • Patient Safety and Health Services Development
  • National Patient Safety Policy
  • Patient Safety Knowledge and Learning
  • Raising Patient Safety Awareness
  • Health Care Associated Infections
  • Health Care Worker Protection
action areas cont
Action Areas – cont.
  • Health Care Waste Management
  • Safe Surgical Care
  • Medication Safety
  • Patient Safety Partnerships ( patients, family, health workers & policy makers)
  • Funding for Patient Safety
  • Surveillance and Research in Patient Safety
action areas 1
Action Areas - 1

HCAIs

  • Hand hygiene (production of ABHR)
  • Development of infection control
  • Lead for infection control
  • Infection control committee
  • Antimicrobial prescribing
2 healthcare waste management
2. Healthcare Waste Management
  • Lead person at Kisiizi
  • Policies and procedures to handle waste within Kisiizi
  • Training
  • Disposal of waste
    • Incineration
    • Waste Compound
3 who safe surgical checklist
3. WHO Safe Surgical Checklist
  • Lead person at Kisiizi
  • Education and Training
  • Development of audit processes
  • Recording practice
  • System for recording adverse surgical events
4 medication safety
4. Medication Safety
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Links in with pharmacy project funded by THET bid
opportunities for ugandan obstetric hub
Opportunities for Ugandan Obstetric Hub
  • WHO support
  • Assist in the development of spread across Uganda
  • Improve Patient Safety within individual Health Units
  • Select Action Areas which can be supported by the fure Fellows programme
key priority
Key Priority

Hand Hygiene

future development
Future Development
  • WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist