Dr Sarie Oosthuizen is the Family Physician and team leader of the District Clinical Specialist Team in Tshwane District Health Services. She has a joint appointment with the University of Pretoria. In 2019, she was awarded a PhD for her dissertation on the effectiveness of a quality improvement package (the ‘CLEVER package’) in turning around dysfunctional labour wards in district health facilities. CLEVER makes the process of delivery and birth much safer for mothers and their babies, leading to a more positive childbirth experience. The next step is to formalise this intervention into a clinical package which can be implemented in other South African health districts, in order to achieve the same positive effect in other settings.