Sunday, 23 August 2009

The training team is launched!

The final ‘training the trainers’ workshop went off without a hitch on Friday. Members of the training team had volunteered to prepare some teaching on subjects such as audit, change management, chairing meetings, and so with some coordination and a few planning meetings the day ran very smoothly amongst flipcharts/role playing/group work/ and homemade flapjacks to incentivise the team! The idea is that members of the training team can now travel around the clinics throughout Uganda supporting the local teams on the ground, teaching and conducting audits and appraisals. The first audit on our list is to check hand washing facilities at every clinic, something that my predecessors had worked very hard at ensuring was in place, so fingers crossed! I have also been conducting mini-audits at the clinics on rational antibiotic prescribing, something that is notoriously problematic in Uganda, with a view to improving and standardising management across the clinics and hopefully coming up with an IMC antibiotic guideline which we will tackle at the doctors’ workshop at the end of September. So we have a busy few months ahead, but all very exciting!

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