Training for leaders and supervisors in women's and children's health in Sub-Saharan Africa
In an effort to improve maternal & child health care and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, Karolinska Institutet has trained 40 key professionals in the midwifery-led interdisciplinary model of care as well as leadership and management. The project was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Meet three of the participants
Dr Henry Kiiza, a medical doctor specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology
"The training has changed my mindset to adopt practical ways of solving the longstanding problem of poor maternal and child health indicators."
Betty Nakintu, registered midwife
"The training has built my confidence in taking the lead and mobilizing other disciplines in order to improve the health of mothers and their children. I will make use of the knowledge and skills gained to train other health team members."
Stephen Malimba, program manager at the NGO Empowered Girls Initiative
"I gained new knowledge and confidence of the possibility of significantly reducing the statistics of mortality rates in Uganda once the right policies and strategies are in place."
About "Training for leaders and supervisors in women's and children's health" (7.5 ECTS)
The training was built on the following components:
- The midwifery led interdisciplinary model of care: introduction to the woman’s pathway through the health care system
- Peer learning/inter-professional training/learning activities and supervision/teamwork
- Leadership and management: identifying areas for improvement/ performance monitoring.
The training was deliverd online, both through prerecorded webinars and videos as well as interactive live online (or phone based) workshops and group work. The target group were key persons in maternal and child health and nutrition in Sub-Saharan African countries. More information can be found in the course information below.