Dr Pierre Barker, Chief Global Partnerships and Programs Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), will be speaking at RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2019 on Using healthcare improvement methodology to enhance outcomes for mothers and children.
Pierre M. Barker, MD MB ChB is responsible for IHI’s Strategic Partnerships across the globe and for IHI’s programming in countries around the world outside North America. In addition to advising governments and large organisations on quality strategies, IHI uses the science of improvement to promote improved outcomes in health and health care. Dr Barker also leads IHI’s extensive global programming in maternal and child health.
In that capacity he is working with WHO (World Health Organization) to help develop a global implementation strategy to improve quality of care for mothers and newborns.
He attended medical school in South Africa and trained in pediatrics in the UK and US. Before joining IHI, he was Medical Director of University of North Carolina (UNC) Children’s Hospital clinics and was responsible for leading health-system-wide initiatives on improving access to care and chronic disease management.
He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Maternal and Child Health Department at Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.
You can listen to Pierre's keynote speech at RCPCH Conference and exhibition in May 2019.