Presentation on theme: "Kabatereine Narcis NEED FOR IMPROVING IN-COUNTRY CAPACITY FOR BETTER DELIVERY. AFRICAN SCI CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR BASED IN UGANDA."— Presentation transcript:
Kabatereine Narcis NEED FOR IMPROVING IN-COUNTRY CAPACITY FOR BETTER DELIVERY. AFRICAN SCI CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR BASED IN UGANDA
Some of my roles As SCI Capacity building advisor and as a member of WHO/Geneva WG for Capacity building, I participate in: Identifying existing efforts and gaps in CS and Prioritize needs in order to accelerate rate of scale –up of country programmes, I participate in training consultants who train country staff’, I train country staff as SCI Capacity building Advisor or on behalf of WHO. Examples of existing CS courses include: NTD Programme Managers Course M&E course Working on district managers training course As a Member of WHO/RPRG, reviewing progress of country NTD Programmes and advise on way forward.
According to existing data According to existing data on global preventive chemotherapy, additional 350 million people per year Approximately additional 350 million people per year must be reached by 2015 Requiring global rate of 8 to 10 million new treatments per month This is not being reached at The current treatment rate. Current and projected proportion of people (2008-2020) receiving PC for at least one disease among LF, SCH and STH out of the estimated number of people requiring PC (excluding India and Bangladesh)
Mapping gaps at Country and District levels PC NTDs Countries with Mapping gaps Number (%) of districts to be mapped LF17655 (14%) ONCHO12374 (9%) SCH22972 (20%) STH241,031 (21%) TRA191,690 (40%)
PC NTD Mapping Status Confirmation mapping (1) Not Started (7) Partially mapped (15) Complete mapping (23) Not Applicable (2) Not AFRO Schistosomiasis
THEMATIC AREAS FOR CAPACITY STRENGTHENING FOR PREVENTIVE CHEMOTHERAPY "Sunflower concept"
Other Areas that urgently require capacity building include : Epidemiological survey skills Financial management skills Social science skills Training of health workers on health centre based disease management
For Elimination, We need more sensitive diagnostic tools Eg. Kato Katz method for S.mansoni diagnosis is not adequately sensitive CCA has been shown to be more sensitive in a multi- country SCORE study. Uganda and Rwanda are currently re reassessing schistosomiasis distribution using CCA and capacity building is needed to scale-up use of CCA for re-evaluation in elimination phase in many other countries.. CCA can be used as an RDT to improve facility based schistosomiasis managemen.
Impact monitoring Prevalence and intensity of infection Micro/macro haematuria stool Anaemia Growth Clinical complications Educational achievement Cost-effectiveness Process monitoring Drug procurement and management Monitoring of side-effects Quality of drug distribution Training of teachers and CDDs Health education Political and financial support Advocacy and publicity Inter-sectoral collaboration, e.g. WASH Coverage monitoring Geographical coverage Epidemiological coverage Programme coverage CAPACIITY BUILDING NEEDED FOR MONITORING IN MOST COUNTRIES
Training in integrated vector management (IVM) Vector identification Pesticide handling and management Insecticide applications Environmental Impact assessment Insecticide resistance management testing impact of pesticide applications etc..
Timely data retrieval and reporting Timely data retrieval from the field is a problem due to inadequate logistics or demand for incentives by volunteer drug distributors. However, some electronic tools eg smart phones have been tested and they work and such training is important.
There is need to; shift from disease-specific to intervention-specific approaches It is important to synergize control efforts with existing health systems especially with successful in country disease control channels eg, ITN. Strengthen partnership and NTD coordination at National and district levels, Strengthen health facility based disease management. Capacity building needed at country level for all these issues. Way Forward considering sustainability