Otchi, Elom Hillary has had over 10 years’ experience working at various levels of Ghana’s health sector . district, regional, national and tertiary levels respectively as a Biomedical Scientist and currently as a Quality Improvement (QI) Manager. As the QI Manager he’s had the opportunity to contribute to the development of an Emergency Triage Assessment Treatment (ETAT) manual and other documents and has set up QI structures and systems in the hospital. He is skillful in communications, report writing, problem identification and analysis, human factors, organization development and health services planning and management. He holds an MPH (Health Services Management and Planning) from the University of Science and Technology; a Post-graduate Diploma in Organization Development from the University of Cape Coast; a BSc in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from the School of Allied Health Sciences of the University of Ghana. He also holds certificates in various subjects in patient safety and quality healthcare from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), USA, the Armstrong Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, USA and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He is currently undertaking a Fellowship Program in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety with International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). He has also contributed to a number of publications.
We regularly conduct NRP courses for the interns, postgraduates and nurses. We also conduct regular Lactation Management Workshops for nurses and postgraduates. Regular CMEs with national and international faculty are organized. Great importance is given to conducting various research projects in the unit. We have been deeply involved with training of community health workers in newborn care and neonatal resuscitation. We are collaborating with the Govt. of Karnataka in training and setting up SCNU in the districts as part of NRHM program and also in improving neonatal care along with KHPT in north Karnataka.