Quarterly Consultative Engagement with DHO’s in Mityana.
Baylor-Uganda through the ACE-Fort project held a two day consultative engagement with the District Health Officers from the nine districts in the region. The meeting objectives included assessing the level of achievement of key project HIV/AIDS/TB indicator targets, discussing and assessing the extent to which the project is meeting its Health Systems Strengthening mandate under District-Led Programming, sharing experiences between DHOs and Baylor -Uganda core project management in implementation of the various interventions identifying strengths, challenges and documenting best practices.
The DHOs were also updated on new donor and MOH/AIDS Control Programme, Uganda AIDS Commission priorities and initiatives among others.
The meeting objectives were met through a series of presentations with a twist of a radio talk show involving DHOs sharing experiences from their jurisdictions which was very engaging given that no one was prepared for such an activity.
The discussions rotated around the performance of the project, actions from the recently concluded quarterly district review meetings, functionality of the Regional and District Quality Improvement structures, updates on the National Q.I collaborative for Viral Load suppression, Retention in care, ART optimization and IPT and the TLD Transition.
Lessons picked from the meeting included making changes especially in human resource if they exhibit complacency, paying keen attention to district data to foster ownership and improve implementation of activities.