Overall objective of the project
Between 2009 and 2012, Health Poverty Action (HPA) implemented an EU funded program in Somaliland entitled ‘Improving the Reproductive and Sexual Health of Internally Displaced People, Maroodi Jeex, Somaliland’.A unique aspect of the program was Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) training and incentivization to change TBAs from practicing as providers of maternal health services, including deliveries in the home, to health promoters and birth companions.
Specific objectives of the TA
Since the project ended, TA has been assisting HPA in carrying out a study on how the training and incentivization project had worked and its effects on the target communities. Eight Key Informant Interviews (KII) and 10 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were conducted, involving 32 TBAs and 32 mothers. A framework approach was used to analyse the data. As a result, TBAs adopted their new role easily. Instead of conducting home births and referring at onset of complications, they accompanied or referred mothers to a nearby MCHCF for delivery, antenatal or postnatal care. Mothers accepted the new role of the TBA leading to more deliveries at health facility level and a decrease in home births. Facilitating factors included the creation of an enabling environment at the health facilities, acceptance of the TBA by the SBA and monetary incentivization.
Overall objective of the projectTo improve maternal, newborn and child health in Northern Nigeria specifically by improving effective access to MNCH (including Routine Immunisation) services in four states (Katisan, Yobe, Zamfara and Jigawa)
Purpose of the TASupport the central and local government agent (LGA) level to improve management and delivery of maternal and newborn health – the provision of TA included all aspects of maternal, newborn and child health listed in seven outputs as follows;
TA service results
Overall objective of the projectTo support the Government of Kenya and the Ministries of Public Health and Sanitation and of Medical Services (MOPHS and MOMS), under the auspices of the Second National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSPII), to provide integrated effective health services in Kenya, particularly for poor women and infants. The project will:
Purpose of the TASupport the central and provincial level to improve management and delivery of maternal ad newborn health – the provision of TA included all aspects of maternal health from strategic planning to service delivery, Quality of Care of services provided and M&E.
Overall objective of the projectCapacity building in specific technical areas at Government Ministry of Health (MOH) and State MOH levels in health policy-making, sectoral reform, resource mobilisation and use and service delivery.
Purpose of the TADeliver expert technical assistance and advice for specific health priority areas identified by the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, and provide capacity development through working closely with staff of the central MOH, the State MOHs and the County Health Departments.
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