Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 4838
Country/Region: Uganda
Year: 2007
Main Partner: John Snow, Inc
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Private Contractor
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $318,336

Funding for Biomedical Prevention: Injection Safety (HMIN): $318,336

Major emphasis in FY 2007 will be put on ensuring full supply of injection commodities and training of health workers in expansion areas. Procurement: Using a ratio of 1.5 injections per person per year; adequate needles and syringes with re-use prevention features will be procured and distributed with the aim of ensuring that 70% of health facilities in the project districts report no stock outs through out the year. For facilities that may happen to get stock outs, the duration of stock outs should not last more than 28days. This will be achieved by sourcing for reliable suppliers through our implementing partners (PATH). Primary beneficiaries will be adults including men and women of reproductive age. Once in the country the commodities will be distributed through Uganda National Medical stores. Client exit interviews will be done from time to time to check whether the last needle used on them came from a sealed pack. Training: The project will expand to cover 5 new districts with training. It is estimated that there are 2000 health workers in the expansion areas targeted for 2007 and an additional 1500 in the old districts that will need re-training. A total of 3500 health workers will be trained. The project will work closely with the Ministry of Health to train 80% of all the workers both in public and private facilities in safe injection practices, appropriate health care waste management, logistics management and communication and behavior change. This will be achieved through the creation of a central team of trainers who train a team of district trainers in each district. The district trainers will then train health facility based health workers within their districts. The W.H.O./AFRO/JSI facilitator's guide on injection safety will be adapted in the country and will be used as the basis for all trainings. Desired practices will be further enhanced through on job support supervision and cross unit visits. Targets for the training will include public and private health workers including doctors, nurses, clinical officers, nursing assistants, waste handlers, logisticians and cleaners.

Subpartners Total: $0
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health: NA
Academy for Educational Development: NA
Manoff Group, Inc: NA