Reinforcement of the institutional capacities of the Regional Health Directorates of Bafatá, Bolama, Gabu, Quinara and Tombali

Bolama, Guiné-Bissau

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Início: May 2022
End: April 2024
Cost: Total - €314.641 UNICEF - €253.366 AMI - €79.275
Beneficiaries: Direct: 35 members of the regional health teams of Bafatá, Bolama, Gabu, Quinara and Tombali; 50 delegates of the sanitary region from the 5 regions; 58 health technicians; 5 community health focal points; 5 CECOME officials from each region; and 1471 community health agents (CHA). Indirect: population of the regions of Bafatá, Bolama, Gabu, Quinara and Tombali.

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Capacity building of regional health departments in order to implement the community health program.

This project is the result of a partnership with UNICEF Guinea-Bissau and its main objective is to contribute to the availability of health care for pregnant women and children under the age of 5 in the regions of Bafatá, Bolama, Gabú, Tombali and Quinara. The specific objective is to reinforce the institutional capacity of the 5 regional health directorates in managing the payment of monthly incentives to Community Health Agents, in the organization of monthly coordination meetings in the 5 regions and respective health areas, and in the management of medicines, materials and community health program equipment.

By the end of the project, it is intended to achieve 3 main results: 1) That monthly coordination meetings at regional level and in the sanitary areas are held regularly; 2) Ensuring the timely payment of monthly incentives and the proper functioning of the incentive payment system; 3) That medications, equipment and program materials are properly managed.

In this intervention starting on May 1, 2022, with a duration of 24 months, the following activities will be developed:

A.1.1. Support for planning, preparing and carrying out monthly coordination meetings at the regional level

A.1.2. Support for the planning, preparation and holding of monthly meetings in the sanitary regions

A.1.3. Support to regional health teams in the preparation of documents for participation in program evaluation meetings

A.2.1. Support to focal points in the preparation of incentive payment lists and validation with the Regional Health Directorate;

A.2.2. Support to focal points in submitting requests for payment of incentives to the Community Health Service

A.2.3. Follow-up of the payment process and confirmation of receipt by the Community Health Agents, in conjunction with the focal points

A.2.4. Analysis and treatment of complaints regarding non-payment of incentives, in collaboration with the focal points

A.2.5. Timely reporting to UNICEF on the status of incentive payments

A.2.6. On-the-job training of members of the regional health teams on incentive payment management, in collaboration with the focal points

A.3.1. Support to focal points in stock management and monitoring the consumption of medicines for the Community Health Agents

A.3.2. Preparation, in collaboration with the focal points, of monthly inventories of materials and medicines for the community health

A.3.3. Timely reporting to UNICEF on the status of the stock of drugs and materials and equipment

A.3.4. Support to focal points in the management and distribution of program management tools in the regions

A.3.5. On-the-job training of members of the regional health teams on the medication, material and equipment management system.

This project has a budget of €314,641 and is co-funded by AMI (20%) and UNICEF GB (80%).

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