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Improving the Quality of Care for Mothers and Newborns in Health Facilities: learner’s manual’s, two-day course is focused on teaching principles and a simple step-wise approach for qualityimprovement (QI) at the point of care in health facilities and focuses on care of mothers and newborns around the time of child birth. It is designed to build the skills of front-line health workers to identify and solve problems at their level with out seeking significant additional resources.

The first day of the course focuses on introducing four QI steps and basic principles and concepts in improving quality of care. The second day guides facility level staff to develop a simple QI project related to their present work and responsibility that they consider is feasible to implement in their health facility with possibility of visible improvement in short time.The learner’s manual includes a case scenario and exercises and discussion around the fi rst three steps for quality improvement.