Child Thrive: Neonatology, Child Rights, Emergency care & Child Neurology (4 projects)
Region Stockholm through Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital (ALB) and Jinja City in Uganda together with Non-Governmental Organizations in both countries apply for a partnership of four connected projects with the joint objective to improve the quality of care for children with a specific focus on 1) newborn health 2) children in need of emergency/critical care 3) children with developmental delays/impairment and to 4) increased focus on children’s rights within health care facilities. The partnership uses the Sustainable Development Goal 3 as the point of departure with the overarching aim of the project to increase the ability for children to survive and thrive and reach their full potential. The partnership is based on evidence that suggests that professional exchange and joint improvement projects between low and high-income countries can contribute to increased quality of care. The well-established management routines along with non-hierarchical communication within the Swedish health care system have the potential to increase participation and responsibility of all staff cadres and thereby contribute to improvement in the quality of care. For the Swedish party, the project enables exposure to conditions and situations that are becoming increasingly unusual in the Swedish healthcare context, but which nevertheless require maintained competence given an increasingly globalised world.