ADDRESS : BUSIA DISTRICT 159 BUTEBA SUB COUNTY

Our Approaches

OUR APPROACHES

Health workforce development

Humans are the most valuable resources we have when it comes to fighting disease and improving health. They can be nimble, efficient, and brilliant. But they can also be overworked, under supervised, and lacking in up-to-date knowledge and skills. That’s why we use strong human resources management and efficient processes to make sure skilled, motivated health workers are in the right place, at the right time.
Our key approaches include:
1. Using health workforce data for stronger recruitment, deployment, and management, and to rationalize health facility staffing
2. Using digital health platforms for faster, more effective two-way communications with health workers
3. Developing and estimating the costs of evidence-based incentive packages and strategies to retain health workers
4. Analyzing data to improve health worker performance and productivity

Community Engagement

Communities should be involved in all aspects of the health care available to them—from the way health services are designed and delivered to how they’re managed and overseen. That’s why we advocate for communities to help choose and support their community health workers, for linking paid frontline workers with community volunteers, and for using technology to optimize health services and make health systems accountable to the populations they serve. Through our context-specific community mobilization strategies, we help countries provide their people with the care they need, where they need it.
Our key approaches include:
1. Forming community partnerships to define and monitor the quality of health services
2. Partnering with mentor mothers, lay health workers, and others through client engagement models that help deliver essential services
3.Using service outreach models such as our male circumcision campaigns and mobile family planning services to reach clients at the community level
4. Engaging community leaders, religious leaders, and other influencers to promote health services and behavior change

Digital Health

From mobile apps to management software to Multilanguage interactive voice response, we offer health workers and managers the tools and technology they need to do their very best work. We develop solutions that are open source, data-driven, sustainable, and collaborative. And as a pioneer in the field of health workforce informatics, we’re committed to using technology, information, and analytical approaches to support the people at the center of our health systems. Always, our digital health initiatives are rooted in the Principles for Digital Development.
Our key approaches include:
1. Fostering local capacity, ownership, and talent in health information technologies
2. Creating national health information ecosystems that use open and convergent standards and approaches to eliminate technology and data silos
3. Helping health officials make better, more informed decisions about health workforce policy, planning, training, regulation, and management
4. Enabling health workers to deliver better health services through effective mobile decision-support technologies, telemedicine, and related approaches
5. Providing health workers with access to digital learning by encouraging a blended learning methodology that combines face-to-face engagement with digital content, reminders, and tests
6. Broadening the reach of health workers through communication and coordination among peers, clients, managers, and experts around the world
7. Using existing software in new and creative ways
8.Leve raging the skills of others to reduce development time and cost

Education & Performance

We know that health workers perform their best when they’re confident in their skills, when their training is up to date, and when they have access to the information and technology they need to stay current. Since 2018, we’ve been helping health workers do just that. From providing scholarships through networking for health professional students to building apps for the front lines, we’re still connecting health workers to the resources they need to be life-long learners.
Our key approaches include:
1. Supporting health professional school leaders to assess and address management issues, identify cost efficiencies, and monitor and sustain improvements
2. Advocating to address gender discrimination in health workforce development
3. Performance-based learning that connects education and training to specific competencies and job responsibilities
4. Stakeholder-driven, cyclical processes for optimizing performance and quality in health workers and facilities
5. Digital health innovations for training and learning

Policy & Advocacy

When it comes to tackling enduring and new national health challenges, health workers are at the center of the response. Evidence and advocacy are among our most powerful tools. We put data to work when we partner with governments, civil society organizations to ensure health policies are effective, equitable, and driven by the most up-to-date evidence available. It’s how we support frontline health workers and promote lasting, systemic change for health systems around the world.
Our work goes above and beyond educating and raising awareness to influence the practices and behaviors of policy and other decision makers to effect lasting impact in global health.
Our key approaches include:
1. Applying health workforce and systems data for advocacy and policy-making
2. Amplifying the voices of citizens by building the capacity of civil society groups in advocacy
3. Professionalizing community health workers and frontline teams
4. Promoting gender equality in the health workforce
5. Building and leading multi-stakeholders’ coalitions around priority policy issues 6. Promoting sound investments by donor agencies and the private sector in health systems, the health workforce, and other global health priorities

Private-Sector Engagement Approach.

Humans are the most valuable resources we have when it comes to fighting disease and improving health. They can be nimble, efficient, and brilliant. But they can also be overworked, under supervised, and lacking in up-to-date knowledge and skills. That’s why we use strong human resources management and efficient processes to make sure skilled, motivated health workers are in the right place, at the right time.
We partner with corporations and organizations around to effect the greatest and most sustainable change possible, community level relationships and in-depth knowledge of health workforce issues to work with our partners’ diverse areas of expertise, we achieve far greater shared results, often in new and creative ways.
When we join forces whether it’s with a private hospital or training institution, a medical device or pharmaceutical company, or a telecom or software development corporation it’s always with someone who shares our values. Let’s improve health and wellbeing around the world together, and for the long haul.

Economic strengthening package Approach.

Humans are the most valuable resources we have when it comes to fighting disease and improving health. They can be nimble, efficient, and brilliant. But they can also be overworked, under supervised, and lacking in up-to-date knowledge and skills. That’s why we use strong human resources management and efficient processes to make sure skilled, motivated health workers are in the right place, at the right time.
Based on findings from an initial assessment, with families, OUR HOPE designed a tailored package of support leading families towards economic stabilization. Tailored services support families with provision, protection and promotion services based on needs. Services include, urgent supports from the OVC budget, savings groups, agricultural innovation, business development, entrepreneur skills, financial literacy, and, selection, planning and management of income generating activities. For C/ALHIV families, backyard gardens and specific nutrition/food security supports.

Early Childhood Development approach:

ART retention is very low for new HIV positive mothers and their exposed infants 0-2 and early intervention and engagement is critical to prevent HIV transmission and ensure healthy starts for HIV infected birth -2 year olds and young mothers. ECD approach is layered on clinic and community programming targeting HEI/HIV positive mothers enrolled and reinforced during home visits/case management. The approach targets delivery of ECD services to 100% of HEI and young mothers

Multisectoral Child Welfare Committee (CWC) meetings:

This approach is aimed at improving coordination and resources for OVC programming as guided by the MGLSD and National Child Policy.

Sub County case management meetings

the approach brings together multiple stakeholders to share reported cases and address bottlenecks to service delivery and case resolution.

HIV/AIDS Counseling Skills and Strategies:

Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS via early testing along with pretest and post-test counseling is important for psychosocial stabilization and destigmatization. Risk reduction counseling as a preventive counseling method is equally important in high-risk individuals such as adolescents, female sex workers, men, substance abusers and in gay and bisexual population

Service integration and linkages:

Service integration and linkages can improve care and reduce missed opportunities for key interventions such as HIV testing, provision of ART, PMTCT, and adherence support. Integration of care is an important strategy to improve patient retention in long-term HIV care and treatment.