By supporting research, you help Lacor attain accurate and locally generated information on how to improve health care. Research impacts hospital policies as well as medical treatments, enabling medical staff to question their medical practices and maintain the highest quality of care to Lacor’s patients.
In addition to heading the HIV/AIDS Department, Dr. Emmanuel directs Lacor’s quality improvement committee, which includes, amongst others, a quality improvement clinician, a nurse, the medical director, the matron, the pharmacist, the internal auditor and a member from the Technical Department. The team’s objective is to institutionalize quality improvement principles in the hospital through regular quality assessments that include joint internal support supervision, systematic clinical chart audits and patient satisfaction surveys. The committee verifies the activities of two other hospital committees: the Medicine & Therapeutic Committee and the Infection Control Committee.
Dr. Emmanuel is also the project leader for Project MoCHeLaSS, which focuses on empowering communities to identify high-risk cases and to enhance referrals in northern Uganda and South Sudan. A five-year, IDRC-funded project that began on November 7, 2015, the project relies on the collaboration of Lacor Hospital and Torit Hospital in South Sudan, as well as the University of Montreal. This work was carried out with a grant from the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative, co-funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.
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