Malawi Health Project Officer Uses Recent Training to Reduce the Impact of TB/HIV/AIDS
Madalitso Makwandu’s, a program officer at Africare Malawi, used the coaching program approaches he learned as a participant in MIDEGO’s 7-Day MPH to implement a health project in Masitimale. The goal of the project: address the needs of vulnerable people such as proper nutrition, good health behaviors and food security.Read more (pdf)….
Improving Child Health and Nutrition Status in Ntcheu District, Malawi
Maggie Mzungu was concerned about the health and well-being of the children in her country so she started a program to improve the nutritional status of the children of the Ntcheu districts.Read more (pdf)….
Kenyan District Program Officer Working to Improve Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition
The first step Dennis Mr. Mwambi took in his effort to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in three areas defined as having the worst health and nutrition conditions was to involve his boss, teams, and Ministry of Health. The team had always relied on Mr. Mwambi’s technical experience to draft specific proposals involving the opinion of community members. Read more (pdf)….
Rwandan Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Initiative: Using schools, health centers, and communities as agents of social change.
After participating in MIDEGO’s 7-Day MPH online program Rwandan IntraHealth/International policy and development directors Jean Marie Sinari and Emile Sempabwa worked to develop and test a model of gender appropriate youth-friendly services and to build support for such services among health, education, and civil society professionals and officials.Read more (pdf)….
Improving Project Management Skills for Greater Impact
Self-determination, internal communication, and team work are three core values James Lusuntha learned during his participation in the 7-Day MPH (Management of Public Health programs) in 2008. Once he started to set goals and timelines and share information among his team members, Mr. Lusuntha realized how successful his both his career and projects were becoming. Read more (pdf)….
Ugandan Sister Sets Her Sights on Saving Hundreds of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Sister Claudia Tukakuhebwa, Coordinator of the Rushoroza Community Based Health Care Programme looked at the high population of orphans and vulnerable children in the rural Kabale district of Uganda and immediately saw the need to support the hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children and families living in the area. She and her team set the goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of more than 800 orphans and other vulnerable children and 600 families by working with them in their homes and educational environments within five years. Read more (pdf)…
Training Village Volunteers to Advocate for Health and Agricultural Activities in Kimbe, New Guinea
Doreen Dawadawareta believes that achieving good health outcomes starts with advocacy, education, and communication. Mrs. Dawadawareta is an active health advocate in Kimbe, New Guinea. After completing MIDEGO’s online 7-Day MPH program, she became aware of the importance of information sharing and the use of technology to improve community health in her district. Read more (pdf). . .
Tanzanian Pastor Tackles HIV Stigma: Voluntary Testing Up, Stigma Down
Paul Lucas Mumba, a pastor in Tanzania, completed MIDEGO’s online 7-Day MPH program in early 2009. After completing the 7-Day MPH program, Pastor Mumba made it his mission to teach HIV awareness. Paul realized that lack of education about HIV was the main contributing factor in the rapid spread of the disease in his community. He decided to focus his efforts on education and recruited volunteers in his community to help to inform others about the Importance of testing. Read more (pdf) . . .
Nigerian Doctor’s QA Mission: Introducing Quality Assurance at Garki Hospital
Dr. Amara’s goal was to improve quality of care in Garki Hospital in the areas of infection control and clinical services. She defines Quality Assurance from the point of view of the patient; in other words, ensuring they are satisfied with the type of services they receive, that they are treated with respect, and that any information they need to know is communicated in a co-ordinated manner. Read more (pdf). . .
Ensuring Quality HealthCare for Under Five Children, Kapilvastu District of Nepal
As part of the 7-Day MPH program, Vishnu Khanal developed a project to serve the children of his district in Nepal. His goal was to help health care workers improve their work performance and offer a good quality of care, efficiently and consistently in order to decrease under- five morbidity and mortality.Read more (pdf) . . .