As part of our mandate to gather and disseminate evidence and knowledge from global RBF experiences, RBF Health regularly organizes events, including seminars and capacity building workshops.
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Meeting the MDGs, sensibly, started with improving access to care. While universal health care has certainly not been attained in all LMICs, better access and utilization have revealed striking gaps in the quality of health care that is provided.  This raises the very worrisome practicality that “access to poor quality of health services may be no better than no access at all.”  Raising the quality of health care, however, is arguably even more challenging than increasing access or other structural elements of care, such as drugs, equipment, and facilities.

Research and policy in the past decade have revealed the depth of this problem and illuminated some possible solutions.  Quality of care criteria, for example, is increasingly available from the evidence-based literature.  Measurement against those criteria, at a systemic level, is gradually being expected.   And there have even been national level efforts to implement quality improvement through policies and national roll-outs. 

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A light lunch will be served.



John W. Peabody - MD, PhD, FACP, President, Qure Healthcare

Dr. Peabody is an international health care leader in measurement, health policy, health systems, and quality of clinical care. He has contributed to more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and several books on quality, measurement, economics and healthcare systems. A funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher, John works with clinical leaders, academic medical centers and multidisciplinary teams to help healthcare organizations better align their clinical staff around policy and performance. For almost two decades, he has examined how health systems affect, and potentially improve, care quality and patient outcomes. His leadership in this arena has led to his placement on Institute of Medicine and NIH committees and World Health Organization task forces. He has also testified before Congress on these issues. John and QURE Healthcare’s ongoing work is to develop a global standard for measuring clinical practice variation, known now simply as CPV vignettes, the cornerstone of serial quality measurement and provider accountability.


Olusoji Adeyi, Director, Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice

Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH, is the Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He has served as the World Bank’s Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in Eastern and Southern Africa, with responsibilities for the institution’s support for policies, strategies and programs in the sub-region. Dr. Adeyi was founding Director of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Formerly coordinator of public health programs at the World Bank, Dr. Adeyi led a number of initiatives on global public health policies and strategies, and analyses of the integration of health systems and health interventions. Dr. Adeyi has extensive experience in policies, strategies and programs for health systems, service delivery and disease control at the global, regional and country levels in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has also had responsibilities with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and Harvard School of Public Health. He has authored research papers and books on service delivery, quality of care, maternal health, health financing, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and chronic non-communicable diseases.


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