Pictured from the left: Dr Zewdie Mulisa Deksissa (High-Quality Health Systems Team Lead – QHA), Aden Adams (Technical manager), Helét Mostert (Pharmacy manager), Dr Mohammed Shikur Mussa (Vice President of the Ethiopian Healthcare Federation), Petra Sewing (COHSASA Quality Advisor/Surveyor), Dr Yeneneh Getachew (Senior Quality Management Advisor – IHI/QHA), Dr Ayele Teshome (State Minister, Ministry of Health), Henri van Waart (Hospital General Manager), Dr Meseret Bekele (Director General – Institute of Ethiopian Standards), Henok Hailu (Public Health Specialist, Ministry of Health), Marinda Peacock (Patient Administration Manager), Corné Bekker (Doctor Relationship Manager), Zewdu Ayele (Team Lead, Ethiopian Accreditation Service) and Jacorie Visagie (Patient Experience Manager).

The high-level Ethiopian delegation visited Mediclinic Paarl to learn more about the benefits and value of accreditation.

A healthcare delegation from Ethiopia recently visited Mediclinic Paarl to learn more about their accreditation with COHSASA (The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa). COHSASA is the only internationally-recognised quality improvement accreditation body for healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mediclinic Paarl’s management team was honoured to share its COHSASA accreditation journey of many years with the delegation, as well as the value that the accreditation adds to maintaining standards and improving processes.