The Development of a Maternal & Child Health Training Manual for Safe Mothers, Safe Babies (SAFE) Community Group Members in Iganga, Uganda: A Special Studies Project Open Access
Danzy, ShaLexus (Spring 2019)
Background: Despite improvements, high maternal mortality rates and under 5 mortality rates persists in Uganda. More specifically, In the Eastern Iganga District of Uganda, the utilization of maternal and child health services remains low. Difficult access to quality services, a shortage of trained and motivated health care professionals, and shortages of essential drugs and medicines contribute substantially.
Purpose: The immediate purpose was to develop a 6--session standardized training manual that provided community group members with training on behavior change strategies supporting maternal and child health promotion. The overall goal of this project was to strengthen community group members capacity in maternal and child health promotion strategies in order to motivate community adoption of healthy maternal and child health behaviors.
Methods:The content of the training manual was based on a combination of prior experience implementing trainings with community group members in Iganga, Uganda with Safe Mothers, Safe Babies, requested content from the SAFE community group members as well as SAFE staff, key-informant interviews, and informal discussions.
Results: The development of the standardized training manual resulted in a 6-session weekly training with content focused on maternal and child health practices. Teaching strategies consisted of participatory approaches such as role-playing activities and discussion learning. The manual was revised, and a final was created based on feedback from SAFE staff as well as university faculty.
Discussion:Next steps include piloting the standardized training manual with community group members to revise and polish to ensure the most effective training for the target population. This can be accomplished through collaboration with the community, SAFE staff, and community group members themselves.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Definition of Terms
Chapter 2: Review of Literature
MCH in Uganda
MCH in Iganga
Community Health Workers
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies CGMs
Adult Education and Training
Importance of Training CHWs
Adult Learning Theory
Chapter 3: Methods
Training Manual Development
Institutional Review Board Approval
Training Manual Revisions
Chapter 4: Results
Strengths and Limitations
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