- Mentorship Program
MOH and its development partners rolled out key high impact intervention in 32 districts from three regions in Uganda. Three mentorship visits were carried out 8th – 11th November 2016, 12th – 14th December 2016 and 3rd – 6th January 2017. As part of the process, MOH was evaluating the impact of these packages on maternal and newborn mortality. The districts were;
- Karamoja region: Abim; Amudat; Kaabong; Kotido; Moroto; Nakapiripirit; Napak; ;
- Western region: Buliisa; Bundibugyo; Hoima; Kabarole; Kamwenge; Kasese; Old Kibaale (now three districts of Kagadi, Kakumiro and Kibaale); Kiryandongo; Kyankwanzi; Kyegegwa; Kyenjojo; Masindi; Ntoroko
- Busoga region: Bugiri; Buyende ; Iganga; Jinja; Kaliro; Kamuli; Luuka; Mayuge; Namayingo; Namutumba
As part of that process, 90 midwives had been recruited to improve service delivery in the regions. These skilled service providers were key in providing high qualtiy services and needed to be knowlegeable and skilled in the use of high impact RMNCH interventions.
AOGU supported these the key interventions based on the four pillars in the 30 districts:
- Maternal care during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period.
- Immediate Newborn care.
- Improving access to family planning.
- Improving accountability (monitoring progress on key indicators and making necessary imporvement).
The main goal of the activity was to support the MOH country engagement project efforts to increase availability, access to and utilization of high impact maternal and newborn health interventions through increased access to skilled attendance at birth and family planning services in 30 high burden districts in Uganda.
Three mentorship visits were carried out to 102 facilities in 30 districts. Mentees were subjected to a knowledge assessment test at the first mentorship visit. This was done to calibrate the areas of focus for the mentor- mentee interaction.
The Health Facility assessment was also done at the first mentorship visit. Mentees were then supported to develop an action plan that would help improve quality of service as well as personal