{Photo by SCOPE.}Health care providers in Kenya review pregnancy club messaging scrolls and share their thoughts on the usefulness of these tools.Photo by SCOPE.

Through our quality of care webinar series, we reflect on what “quality care”— comprehensive and respectful care—means for our work and to the people we serve in lower- and middle-income countries.Our conversations have examined quality through:Provision of care: How Accreditation Institutionalized Quality in Rwanda: After implementing new standards for infection control (antibiotic prophylaxis, hand hygiene, and sterilization, combined with staff training and patient education), hospitals reduced and sustained post-surgery infections among women delivering by

 {Photo credit: Elias Tuhereze}Photo caption: Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University Vice Chancellor (4th left); UHSC Chief of Party Phillip Kamutenga (5th right); and Professor Josaphat Byamugisha (2nd right) with laboratory staff during the launch of RxSolution at Makerere University Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, November 2019.Photo credit: Elias Tuhereze

By Sheila MwebazeWhen Professor Josaphat Byamugisha and his team took over management of Makerere University Hospital in 2018, they quickly realized that they needed to make major infrastructural and operational improvements to the hospital and its affiliated clinics.

This story was originally published on the MTaPS Program website By Dr. Zubayer Hussain, Senior Manager, MTaPS The hospital in Bangladesh does not lack for new equipment. It has a shiny new machine to deliver anesthesia, for one, and a state-of-the-art x-ray machine. There’s one catch: Much of the equipment lies unused.