January 2016

  • Developing Competencies of Nurses and Midwives During Pre-Service Education in Uganda: Using Evidence-Based FP and RH Resources and Tools

    Diana Kabahuma Muhwezi

    Uganda Family Planning Consortium | Communications and Knowledge Management Officer

    Context: Uganda

    In Uganda, there is a shortage of health workers, and the available health workers (HWs) often perform below expectation because they lack the specific skill mix to effectively respond to the health needs. The total estimated health workforce is about 45,598, serving a total projected population in Uganda of about 31.8 million. This means that there is one health worker for every 697 people, taking the entire health work force together. According to the WHO, a country with less than 2.28 health workers (doctors, nurses and midwives only) per 1000 population is regarded to be in severe shortage of health workers to meet its health needs; for Uganda it is about 1.55. This challenge is augmented by low proficiency levels of the health work force in the country. (Midterm review report of the health sector strategic and investment plan (HSSIP) 2010/11-2014/15.)

  • Training Resource Package Events at ICFP

    Simone Parrish

    Hopkins CCP | Senior Program Officer, KM Unit

    The International Conference on Family Planning, taking place from January 25-28 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, will include several opportunities to learn more about the Family Planning Training Resource Package. Conference participants can learn about the TRP at the Marketplace of Ideas, a hands-on workshop, and in the exhibit hall