The organization and implementation of community-based education and service programs for health worker training institutions in Uganda

Post Date: 
2011-03-09
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Publication: 
BMC International Health and Human Rights
Summary: 
Background: Community-based education (CBE) is part of the training curriculum for most health workers in Uganda. Most programs have a stated purpose of strengthening clinical skills, medical knowledge, communication skills, community orientation of graduates, and encouragement of graduates to work in rural areas. This study was undertaken to assess the scope and nature of community-based education for various healthworker cadres in Uganda.
 
Methods: Curricula and other materials on CBE programs in Uganda were reviewed to assess nature, purpose, intended outcomes and evaluation methods used by CBE programs. In-depth and key informant interviews were conducted with people involved in managing CBE in twenty-two selected training institutions, as well as stakeholders from the community, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, civil societyorganizations and local government. Visits were made to selected sites where CBE training was conducted to assess infrastructure and learning resources being provided.
Citation: 
Kaye D, Mwanika A, Burnham G, Chang LW, Mbalinda S, Okullo I, Nabirye RC, Muhwezi W, Oria H, Kijjambu S, Atuyambe L, Areija W. The organization and implementation of community-based education and service programs for health worker training institutions in Uganda. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2011 Mar 9;11(Suppl 1):S4. PMCID: PMC3059476
Collaborators: 
  • School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Department of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Department of Nursing, School of Health Science, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Kabale University, Kabale, Uganda
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD