Collaborative Holds Second Workshop to Advance High-quality Primary Health Care around the World

Across countries with very different health systems, families, health providers, policymakers and other stakeholders all want health care that is accessible, comprehensive, timely and focused on the needs of the patient. That is the promise of high-quality primary health care, and many countries around the world are pursuing this vision. This past spring, representatives from […]


Safe Childbirth Checklist Implementation: Stories from a high-volume birthing hospital in Sudan

Clinicians from around the world are interested in finding tools to improve the quality of the care they provide to women and infants during childbirth. Ariadne Labs has partnered with implementers in over 30 countries across the world to integrate the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist into their current health system. Each region is extremely diverse […]


Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Veracruz, Mexico

Dr. Antonio Ramos de La Medina, Chief Medical Officer of Hospital Español in Veracruz, Mexico invited Ariadne Labs to provide a training on how to implement the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist. This effort was part of a larger quality improvement initiative to improve maternal and newborn health in Veracruz. Over 70 clinicians from the public […]


Introduction of the Safe Childbirth Checklist in Two Districts in Pakistan: Lessons in Training & Engagement

Ariadne Labs has partnered with implementers in over 30 countries across the world to integrate the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist into their current health system. Each region is extremely diverse – politically, economically, and socially. Ariadne Labs offers customized coaching and technical assistance to each region to facilitate implementation success. As each of our partners […]


Safe Childbirth Checklist strategy in Ethiopia: adaptation, training and staff involvement are keys to success

Ariadne Labs partners with clinicians in more than 30 countries across the world to integrate the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist into their health system. Each region is extremely diverse – politically, economically, and socially. It’s a diverse group of countries with different political, economical and social environments, all of which impact how health care is […]


Improving Primary Health Care in Ghana: A Strategic Meeting with Key Stakeholders in Accra

Ghana’s Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) system The Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) system in Ghana is frequently cited as an exemplar approach to service delivery and community engagement in primary health care. The CHPS initiative targets remote areas of high need to deliver cost-effective and quality primary care services to individuals and […]


Creating a new language for primary health care around the world

The Ariadne Labs Primary Health Care team has been working with countries around the world on how to improve primary health care, a cornerstone of achieving universal health coverage. The team, including lead researcher Dr. Asaf Bitton, PHC Research Specialist Hannah Ratcliffe, PHC Research Assistant Emily Wendell, Program Manager Brooke Huskey and Ariadne Labs Affiliate […]


Five years of Lifebox: 10 million stories of safer surgery

By Sarah Kessler Lifebox Foundation is the only NGO in the world devoted to safer surgery in low-resource countries. An independent charity led by Ariadne Labs Executive Director Atul Gawande, we deliver targeted interventions that support effective use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in some of the most challenging surgical environments around the world. […]


Razing Research Silos

By Rose Molina, MD I am an obstetrician/gynecologist and my husband, George Molina, is a resident in general surgery. Recently we saw our specialties converge, and I found myself answering an interesting question: “Does George want to switch specialties?” George and a group of fellow surgeons at Ariadne Labs and Stanford published a JAMA article […]