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Table 1 Role of quality improvement (QI) in health systems strengthening using the WHO six building blocks framework (from Leatherman et al [6].)

From: Approaches to ensuring and improving quality in the context of health system strengthening: a cross-site analysis of the five African Health Initiative Partnership programs

Service delivery: QI closes the gap between actual and achievable practice.
Health workforce: QI enhances individual performance, satisfaction and retention.
Information: QI enhances the development and adoption of information systems.
Medical products, vaccines and technology: QI improves the appropriate, evidence-based use of limited resources.
Financing: QI helps optimize the use of limited resources and helps reduce the costs of financial transactions.
Leadership and governance QI strengthens measurement capacity, stewardship, accountability and transparency.