The Regional Learning Network: A model for improving maternal and newborn health care outcomes in Uganda

To address high levels of mortality, Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has prioritized quality improvement (QI) efforts for maternal and newborn health (MNH). The Regional Learning Network initiative (RLN) was piloted in Hoima from May 2016 to June 2017 with support from Save the Children and the University Research Company (URC) (Box 1). The RLN was a network of 14 MOH health facilities including and within the catchment of the Regional Referral Hospital (RRH). Facilities were linked through a quality improvement (QI) collaborative and referral system to provide quality newborn care based on national standards and guidelines.

Published 2020-08-07