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WEBINAR: Quality improvement that works: mentoring, supervision and involving the community. Lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems project in Uganda

Future Health Systems

 

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 8am EST, noon GMT, 2pm CEST, 3pm EAT and 5:30pm IST (duration: 1 hour)

 

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The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health (Quality of Care Network), is organizing a webinar to share some of the lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems (MANIFEST) project which the Makerere University School of Public Health ran in 2012-2015. The study was conducted in three districts in Eastern Uganda to help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths through the use of a participatory action research approach.

The speaker, Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka will explain how this approach involved communities, district and facility management simultaneously. She will highlight how mentoring and supervising quality improvement teams were key in seeing quality improvement take hold in a facility. Dr Kiwanuka will present some of the outcomes of the project in specific health facilities. She will emphasize the importance of continuity of supervisory teams, the use of action plans and the importance of focused mentoring sessions for quality improvement.

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Kiwanuka, is a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University School of Public Health Kampala Uganda and a health systems and policy expert with interest in human resource policy and practice, maternal and newborn health and knowledge translation.

 Who should join: Health practitioners and managers.

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The MANIFEST project has published a Supplement in Global Health Action. The lessons of the project are also documented in a series of nine Briefing Papers and a documentary.

This is a webinar in the special country highlights series of the Quality of Care Network. For more information about the series on capacity building for improving quality of care in health facilities click here. 

 

Sharing lessons from the MANIFEST study in Uganda

Future Health Systems

The Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems (MANIFEST) study was a 4-year study (2012-2015) in which FHS partner the Makerere University School of Public Health worked with the districts of Kamuli, Kibuku and Pallisa with the aim of contributing to the reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths through the use of a participatory action research approach.

To share the lessons learnt from this study, MANIFEST recently produced some new issues of their briefing series as well as a documentary, 'The Winds of Change'. The briefing papers include:

The 'Winds of Change' documentary captures the views and lessons as seen in the eyes of the implementers, participants, and the evidence. Watch the full film below:

FHS Uganda Study Attracts Health Ministry’s Attention

Future Health Systems

Preliminary lessons from the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Systems Study (MANIFEST) being implemented by the Makerere University School of Public Health in eastern Uganda have started attracting attention from the country’s Health ministry.

This was manifested this month when the FHS Uganda Team Leader Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho presented early implementation lessons from the study to the ministry’s maternal and child health technical working group.

Reacting to the presentation, ministry officials requested the study team to furnish them with the challenges that community health workers, also known as Village Health Teams (VHTs), are finding with the registers which complements the health management information system data.

In her presentation, Dr Ekirapa-Kiracho, said MANIFEST had observed that the VHT register was complicated and needed to be simplified, given the low level of education for most of the community health workers.