Since September 2015, the RCOG and Kitovu Health Care Complex have been running emergency obstetric courses for health professionals in the Masaka region of Uganda under the umbrella of the THET Health Partnership Scheme.
The project set out to run 10 courses and train-the-trainer courses which have just been completed and there is ongoing monitoring and evaluation and refresher training taking place over the coming months.
In June 2016, the partnership was successful in gaining an extra Knowledge & Sustainability Grant from THET to further the impact of the project. This will facilitate a Ugandan faculty-led course in Rakai district in December 2016 and a conference to showcase the project’s impact in Kampala in Spring 2017.
Project progress to date
Ugandan Master Trainers
In September 2016, we ran our first Master Trainers course, a five-day intensive training course for 12 talented, multi-disciplinary trainers from across the Masaka and Rakai regions. The group had already undertaken a ‘train-the-trainers’ day and had experience of supporting the UK faculty in teaching previous courses however, this week focused upon the backdrop of evidence-based medicine to support the trainers when teaching.
The team were joined by behavioural scientist volunteers from our sister project, The Change Exchange who delivered training on how to motivate professionals to change behaviour in the workplace.
After this, the Ugandan Master Trainers led the two last courses of the project with UK volunteers as observers and mentors.