The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide.

The IHI together with Harvard University have developed a comprehensive online QI course:

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)
The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) is an initiative promoted by a network of African and international leaders in health and development. It is an independent Think Tank and a network.

Tropical Health Education Trust (THET)
Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) is the UK support organisation for Health Links between health institutions in Africa, Asia and elsewhere in the world, and their counterparts in the UK.

Horizon Centre – Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
The Horizon Centre is an exciting innovation, education and research facility based at Torbay Hospital, UK. The Centre predominantly serves the UK National Health Service workforce, providing a state of the art environment where people can explore new ideas, learn new techniques and reflect on clinical practice together

South West Global Health Collaborative Collaborative for global health research in South West of England, based at the University of Plymouth, UK.

The South West Academic Health Science Network
The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) is based in the south west of England and is dedicated to improving health and care and driving innovation acceleration across the region.

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation with in-depth understanding of the local context, utilising local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

Jacaranda Health
Jacaranda Health is a Kenya-based social enterprise that combines business and clinical innovations to create a fully self-sustaining and scalable chain of maternity clinics. The clinics provide affordable, high-quality maternal and child health services to poor urban women.

Exploring Global Health Opportunities (EGHO)
A UK bases charity helping to bring people together to maximise the efforts of individuals and organisations in developing countries. q4a was founded and continues to operate under the auspices of EGHO.


PDF: Quality Improvement Made Simple what everyone should know about healthcare quality improvement. Developed by The Health Foundation.

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the UK have provided all their QI resources one webpage. This is all free to use and covers most aspects of QI.

Kenya Quality Model for Health (KQMH): A Training Course for the Health Sector

PDF: South African Department of Health Quality Improvement Guide
Link to this document coming soon

Books / Journals

Africa Health leaders. Making Change and Claiming the Future. Edited by Francis Omaswa and Nigel Crisp. ISBN: 9780198703327

Journal of improvement science