Team Myanmar started its QI journey in 2016 following the “Regional Workshop for Improving Quality of Hospital Care for Maternal and Newborn Health, 10-13 May 2016, New Delhi‏‎”. This team has been one of the most enthusiastic with equal inputs from obstetricians , neonatologists and health administrators. They have made QI a culture in some of the neonatal divisions completing one project after another.

The team came for the second Regional Workshop for Improving Quality of Hospital Care for Maternal and Newborn Health, 6-8 Feb 2017, New Delhi, India, where the concepts were refreshed and they were trained to be the facilitators, trainers and champions of QI teams in their work environments.

The first successful QI project was done on implementation for immediate newborn care according to ENC guideline in the Neonatal Unit, Taunggyi in June and july,2016 following which Immediate Skin to Skin Contact is now a routine standard practice. Then they aimed to increase the utilization of KMC practice in Preterm and LBW babies who are hemodynamically stable which was also successfully completed.

The Myanmar team effectively demonstrates how the QI tools and methodologies can help in establishing the standards of care even in busy clinical units.

KMC practice in Taunggyi Unit