Malaria clinical management improvement project

The Uganda Private Midwives Association’s Malaria Clinical Service Delivery Improvement project was a one year project focused on conducting capacity building through malaria services standards implementation, supervision and training to ensuring that professional standards are met, and sustained in private for profit health practitioners among its members facilities in USAID’s focal districts of Mukono, Masaka, Luwero, Kalungu, Lwengo, Kyotera, Kayunga, Bukomansimbi, Rakai, Mityana and Mpigi.

The main objectives of the project were;

  • Malaria prevention and treatment services, through the private for profit (PFP) strengthened, based on national case management and malaria in pregnancy guidelines.

  • Malaria services provision by the PFP sector documentation and reporting through DHIS strengthened.

  • The PFP sector supported to update the professional registration status and abide by the regulations, in collaboration with DHO and professional regulatory bodies.

Activities implemented and achievements

  • Conducted stakeholder visits to respective districts for project orientation

  • Held stakeholders’ inception meeting at UPMA for project activities orientation

  • Conducted theory and practical trainings in private for profit facilities in integrated malaria management.

  • Conducted support supervision visits to facilities

  • Conducted initial and post self-regulatory quality improvement assessments among participatory facilities

  • Supported PFPs in HMIS recording, reporting, and data use

  • Supported PFP facilities conduct business professionally by ensuring that they have updated practicing licenses from professional councils for both regions

  • Promoted accreditation of facilities through establishing accreditation criteria and accrediting facilities in central masaka region

  • Health workers oriented o the integration of gender and youth issues in malaria management.

  • Health workers supported to implement the relevant recommendations from the gender analyses reports

  • Conducted a midpoint stakeholders meeting to share experiences, identify challenges and propose a way forward.

Achievements

  • Facility accreditation criteria for facilities was established with support from district health officers and National malaria control division. This is going to be applied to all UPMA facilities for quality management.

  • Remarkable Improvement in UPMA financial procedures and processes by keeping track on the work plan.

  • UPMA now has a gender and youth integration action plan which was developed with help from MAPD gender team.

  • Two facilities supported and acquired facility codes.

  • UPMA Members can now understand how to apply the customized MAPD tools to improve programming. I.e. use of financial reporting template

  • Midwives can now understand the malaria clinical guidelines

September 2015 - April 2017

MOMENTUM is part of the Health Partnerships Scheme, which is funded by the UK Department for
International Development (DFID). MOMENTUM run for 20 months from the 1st of September 2015 was jointly implemented by the RCM and its partner the Uganda Private Midwives Association. The RCM’s Global Team was responsible for management of the project and, along with the RCM’s Education Team, provided expert technical advice to the project. MOMENTUM worked closely with the Uganda Nurses and
Midwives Council who hold responsibility for national midwifery standards in Uganda, and education institutions including universities and midwifery training schools.

2012 - 2017

With focus on Primary Health care (PHC), the Rechitt Beckinser project has been a five year program between UPMA and RB. Click the button below to access more information about the project.

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