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Community Based Intervention in Malaria Training in Myanmar

Nu Nu Khin of Jhpiego who is working on the US PMI “Defeat Malaria Project” led by URC shares observations on the workshop being held in Yangon with national and regional/state malaria program staff to plan how to strengthen malaria interventions at the community level. The workshop has adapted Jhpiego’s Community Directed Intervention training package to the local setting. Yesterday’s opening speech was being hailed as a significant milestone to give Community-Based Intervention (CBI) training teams the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to effectively provide quality malaria services and quality malaria information. This core team is going to train the critical groups of community-level implementers including CBI focal persons and malaria volunteers at the community level.

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Health provider orientation to national malaria case management guidelines in regional…

Good clinical practice in managing malaria requires awareness and understanding of national case management guidelines. Moumouni Bonkoungou, Ousmane Badolo, and Thierry Ouedraogo of Jhpiego in Collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program and sponsorship from the “Improving Malaria Care” project of USAID/PMI explain how health workers in Burkina Faso were oriented to the national guidelines at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. They have found that short orientations are less expensive and reach more health workers that traditional training sessions. Malaria remains the leading cause of consultations, hospitalization and death in health facilities in Burkina Faso. In 2015, 23,634 cases of severe malaria were recorded in hospitals with 1,634 deaths, a mortality rate of 7% at this level compared to 1% nationally

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Guest Post: The Ups and Downs of Mobile Data Collection

Guest Post by Sairah Yusuf, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Generations For Peace Institute (GFP), syusuf@gfp.ngo Since May 2016, Generations For Peace (GFP) has used mobile-based data collection methods to survey close to 3500 people across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – 1241 from 10 communities in Lebanon, 1274 across 24 school-based locales in Jordan, and 1073 across 3 governorates in Tunisia. For the organisation, this has been a massive expansion in terms of data collected via mobiles, and it has brought with it plenty of learning opportunities. Building on both our successes and our often-embarrassing hiccups, this blog post offers some practical tips for completing large-scale data collection using mobile phones. “For GFP, the key takeaway point is that using mobile data collection software like Magpi has allowed us to significantly scale up our ability to collect and analyse data in diverse contexts.” Mobile Data Collection: A Solution to (Almost) All Our Problems The advantages of mobile data collection have been well documented. Software providers like Magpi have published data collection guides that list out benefits in detail.

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7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform

Effective training is a critical building block of any successful mobile data collection project. Data management systems require ongoing maintenance updates. Without a deep understanding of how the technology works it can be difficult for an organization to manage and sustain the solution over time. With Dimagi’s partners, we strongly emphasize CommCare app training and capacity building across an organization because, put simply: if an organization doesn’t know how to use their app, they won’t. Seamless training — and, in turn, project roll out — requires prep work.

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World Health Workers Week, a Time to Recognize Health Worker Contributions to Malaria Care

Since the beginning of the Roll Back malaria Partnership in 1998 there has been strong awareness that malaria control success is inextricably tied to the quality of health systems. Achieving coverage of malaria interventions involves all aspects of the health system but most particularly the human resources who plan, deliver and assess these services. World Health Worker Week is a good opportunity to recognize health worker contributions to ridding the world of malaria. We can start with community health workers who may be informal but trained volunteers or front line formal health staff.  According to the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, “Frontline health workers provide immunizations and treat common infections.

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Field Report: Supporting WASH and Health with Mobile in DR Congo

Background: NCA in Congo Norwegian Church Aid has operated for years in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with work focuses that include supporting WASH and health. For the past week, staff of NCA in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, underwent a training class designed to introduce them to mobile data collection, broadcast SMS messaging, and data visualization. The class was composed of more than 20 seasoned workers from the region –  all working on issues of community support, water and sanitation, and health. The NCA website describes the work: Our programme in DRC focuses on clean water and safe hygiene for internally displaced people, prevention of sexual violence and restoring those who have been affected by it, and to bring people that have been kidnapped as a child and misused as soliders back to a normal and healthy life. The Training The training emphasized mobile data collection using the Magpi mobile application for Android, but an introduction was also included into data collection by SMS and by IVR (voice).

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Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More

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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

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Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More

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Team building training for KETEPA Staff – June 2016

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“Access to information literally saves lives”: free access to UpToDate in LMICs

This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study Read More

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Focused cardiac ultrasound screening for rheumatic heart disease by briefly trained…

Screening by briefly trained nurses using FoCUS was accurate for the diagnosis of RHD. Refinements to training and screening test methods should be studied in a range of settings, and in parallel with investigations of the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of screening for RHD.

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Making skills training female-friendly: What pilots from the Adolescent Girls Initiative can…

The global jobs crisis has fueled interest globally in how to improve the quality of skills training programs to prepare people for productive employment. The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) has some of the best results to-date among skills training projects that have been rigorously evaluated, so it makes sense to ask what made these pilots successful.

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Clinical Research and the Training of Host Country Investigators: Essential Health Priorities…

The health-care needs and resources of disease-endemic regions such as west Africa have been a major focus during the recent Ebola outbreak.

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