BU has over a decade of experience implementing capacity building programs for health care workers in Uganda. BU has implemented this approach through collaborative work with the Ministry of Health and professional associations like the Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda, Uganda Paediatrics Association, Uganda Private Midwives Association and the Uganda Society of Anaesthesiologists, regional referral hospitals and districts.
Experience using Internet-based communication platforms for remote training, mentoring, and monitoring health services to reduce costs and improve efficiencies: BU installed ECHO zoom facilities in Fort portal (45) and Hoima (8) for online meetings, CMEs and training/mentorship with positive feedback from trainees. Echo zoom presents 73-85% cost saving compared to in-person training and review meetings respectively, based on preliminary data. BU, Pepal and Janssen Pharmaceutica have innovatively digitalized leadership training modules onto an online low-cost, Learning Management System called ‘Kajabi’ for HW training and certification.
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health capacity building:
We have a robust community strengthening program with experience in mobilizing and working with adolescent/youth peer groups to deliver services. Through successive grants from PEPFAR CDC/USAID and Global fund for comprehensive HIV/TB programs, including SRHR, Adolescents girls and young women, ELMA Philanthropies for child and adolescent health, URMCHIP/World Bank, UNICEF for RMNACH services and Pepal/ Waamu project,
Baylor-Uganda has gained vast experience implementing adolescent health programs, district-level technical assistance and training in RMNACH for health workers and young people in various regions of Uganda, including Ankole, Buganda, Bugisu, Bukedi, Bunyoro, Busoga, Elgon, Karamoja, Rwenzori, Sebei, Teso, Toro, and West Nile.