In 2019 Cape Town will play host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care. 

Every year the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), which inspires, promotes and supports continuous improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide, holds a conference somewhere in the world in October. This year it is in London.

The Cape Town conference marks the first time in 30 years that it has been held in Africa. The conference will draw at least 1 500 delegates from some 70 countries. The 36th annual ISQua conference, will be held at Cape Town’s International Conference Centre from October 20 – 23 in 2019.

Local healthcare facility accrediting body, The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) successfully bid for the conference. ISQua has invited COHSASA to co-host the conference in Cape Town. 

Says CEO of COHSASA, Jacqui Stewart, “COHSASA is delighted to be hosting the ISQua international conference in Cape Town, on behalf of Africa. We believe it will be a truly memorable event – an opportunity to showcase African innovation in quality and safety.” 

A number of African ministries of health indicated their full support to hold the ISQua conference on the continent because it will prove an excellent opportunity to showcase what is being done in Africa. 

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