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Resilience in: Obstetric Skills project

Goal: Maximising impact and sustainability of phase 1, Excellence in: Obstetric Skills

Duration: 1 year

Partner: Kitovu Health Care Complex, Masaka District and Masaka Regional Referral Hospital

Funder: The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET)

Download our impact statement of the Resilience in Obstetric Skills programme in Uganda (PDF 537kb)

Our impact

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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