Training in 5 facilities in Masaka District:
112 healthcare providers trained on emergency obstetric skills (EOS)
15 local Master Trainers trained to deliver EOS course to peers
98% of trainees at referring centres improved knowledge of emergency obstetric care
90% of trainees improved skills on partograph, Early Warning Score chart and neonatal resuscitation
Healthcare providers report feeling more confident to treat or refer women for maternity services
Increased access to quality maternity services for rural communities in Masaka
In 2 targeted hospitals:
87.5% of women satisfied or very satisfied with how they were treated by healthcare providers
99.2% of women would return for future services
99.6% of women would recommend the facilities to a friend
The training during phase 2 was delivered by Ugandan Master Trainers, increasing the local ownership of the program. This was quality assured by UK partners on placements during the training. The clinicians on placements have also undertaken outreach visits to referring centres to provide mentorship and improve the referral process.
The endline assessment of this programme will demonstrate final impact. The ROS project will be evaluated and lessons learned which will feed in to future initiatives with our partners. These will focus on embedding the skill and knowledge sharing within existing local structures to ensure sustainability which is locally directed and driven.
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