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The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit organisation in Cape Town, South Africa, assists a wide range of healthcare facilities to meet and maintain quality standards.
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Latest accreditations awarded by Cohsasa (NPC)
Kenya is in the limelight this quarter with two hospitals in Nairobi achieving accreditation awards. These are Avenue Parklands Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital which each achieved two-year awards. Other hospitals which have achieved accreditation belong to the Mediclinic Group in South Africa. 30 Nov 2022 Read more

Hospital functions like a well-oiled machine
When a hospital is accredited for a sixth time, pundits would say it is a safe assumption that it is functioning like a well-oiled machine: only a few tweaks are necessary to meet rigorous international standards. 13 Oct 2022 Read more

World Patient Safety Day
To mark the annual World Patient Safety Day, three organisations - Cohsasa of South Africa, AfiHQSA of Ghana and C-CARE (IHK) of Uganda are collaborating to bring you the latest thinking across Africa regarding medication without harm - the theme for this year's World Health Organization (WHO) third global patient safety challenge. 5 Sep 2022 Read more

Latest accreditations awarded by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa Cohsasa (NPC)
Following the Covid global pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of healthcare facilities seeking quality improvement training and accreditation programmes. While many hospitals had placed such improvement initiatives on hold during the height of the pandemic, they are now entering such programmes in higher numbers. 25 Aug 2022 Read more

Managing a hospital in 'apocalyptic-like' conditions
Can you imagine operating a hospital in the middle of winter at the height of a pandemic and in the middle of a civil riot? Imagine further that you are desperately short of oxygen and food for patients because trucks cannot find their way through blockaded protests. This is not Ukraine. This is KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa in July 2021 when political grievances and economic pressures led to looting and riots. This after a devastating Covid surge only five months prior. 20 Jul 2022 Read more

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