Sustainable quality of care: Transformation of hospitals and health systems in low-resource settings

  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • CLINICAL QUALITY

When:

Wednesday 11 September

15:50–17:35

Session description:

This session is featured as part of the latest collaborative initiative about hospital transformation in low-resource settings for people, places and planet. The initiative is co-piloted by the IHF, the Geneva Sustainability Centre, the French Development Agency, and Aga Khan Development Network.

This session is the fourth one of a series of five panel discussions taking place throughout 2024. This time, we will focus on the theme of quality of care in hospitals and health systems facing shortage of resources (technical, financial, and/or human).

The speakers and following discussions will explore questions such as:

  • How to integrate sustainable and resilient principles as part of clinical governance?
  • What are the challenges faced in terms of quality structure, processes and monitoring, and how can we overcome them?

The discussions will focus on practical and operational aspects of healthcare delivery and management and will allow to identify potential gaps and levers for action.

Anyone who is interested in the agenda is welcome. This session will be interactive to encourage valuable knowledge-exchange and to encourage moving this agenda forward.

  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • CLINICAL QUALITY

When:

Wednesday 11 September

15:50–17:35

Speakers

Dr Mohamed El Sahili

Chief Visionary Officer, Medland Health Services, Zambia

Born in Saida, Lebanon, Dr Mohamed El Sahili is a visionary healthcare leader and entrepreneur whose career spans continents and sectors. After studying medicine at the Lebanese University and specializing in Anesthesia and Reanimation at Beirut Arab University, he expanded his expertise in Anti-Aging Medicine in Geneva. His commitment to social issues was evident early on – as he engaged deeply with NGOs and produced “Ensan”: a musical promoting HIV/AIDS awareness.

In 2014, Dr El Sahili took a pivotal turn into the business world, becoming the CEO of Fairy Bottling Zambia and leading to its acquisition by The Coca-Cola Company. Under his leadership, Medland Hospital was established, opening its doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which shifted his focus towards making healthcare more accessible and holistic.

Dr El Sahili also chaired the Lusaka Water Security Initiative, emphasizing his dedication to sustainable development. His efforts have earned him numerous accolades, including the Africa Food Industry Champion and the Waterfalls Global Award.

Currently, Dr El Sahili oversees Medland Health Services among other enterprises and pursues a Master’s in Sustainable Humanitarian Action. He spearheads the Vision 853 initiative, targeting critical areas such as empowerment, environmental management, and health. Through his Care and Aim Network for Humanity, he champions a sustainable and inclusive approach to global healthcare, striving for a healthier future for all.

Dr Zeenat Khan

Regional Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa, Kenya

Dr Khan is the Regional Chief Executive Officer overseeing the Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa comprising 5 hospitals and 50 outreach centers. Additionally, she holds the role of Global Head of Quality for Aga Khan Health Services health facilities in Asia and East Africa, spearheading numerous hospital construction initiatives throughout the East African region. She is also a Consultant with Joint Commission International (JCIA) and a Governing Council Member of the International Hospital Federation. Dr. Khan is also a member of various hospital Boards. In the past, she has held various leadership positions at the Nursing Executive level in Asia and Africa.

Dr Khan has 30 years of healthcare systems experience with expertise in hospital and nursing administration, quality improvement, and patient safety. Additionally, she has significant experience in planning, design, construction, and occupation of health facilities, with an understanding of the synergies and inter-relations between clinical and non-clinical functions. She has extensive leadership experience working in university/teaching hospitals and non-academic hospital environments.

Dr Khan has extensive experience with many hospitals internationally and has gained exposure and understanding of the provision of healthcare in different cultural and socio-economic environments