Dr. Avnish Jolly:Five day long Capacity Building Workshop to strengthen the service delivery on of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) – II and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) on the following issues i.e. baseline Survey, RCH Service Delivery Issues and Conducting FGDs for Qualitative Data was organized by Regional Resource centre MAMTA, Chandigarh from 12th to 17th May, 2008 at Hotel KC Residency, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh.
Representatives from Eight Mother Non Governmental Organizations (MNGOs) from Super Vikas Club, WOMEN, USHA and ARDS from the different Districts of Haryana (Jind, Kaithal, Panipat, Karnal, Fatehabad, and Faridabad) attended the workshop for the successful implementation of different Governmental scheme for the community through MNGOs for effective implementation of RCH – II and NRHM under the Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India.
During these five days different resource persons interacted with the participants and facilitated Scheduled session of Presentations. Different functionaries who were present in this workshop were Dr. Chand Singh Madaan, State NGO Coordinator Haryana, Dr. P.K Goswami, Project Director, RRC MAMTA HIMC Delhi, Mr. Vinod Kumar, NGO Advisor, Haryana AIDS Control Society and Dr. Kiran Sharma, Consultant NRHM.
Objectives of the workshop are to develop the capacity of the MNGOs on RCH Service Delivery issues. Following Core issues discussed in the Workshop.
• Better understanding of women’s health in the context of social cultural economic and gender issues.
• To enhance understanding of NRHM, RCH II and NACP III and Position NGOs in the context of RCH II and NRHM in achieving overall goals and objectives of MNGO scheme and RCH II / NRHM.
• Practice use of data collection and analysis by using BLS format and FGDs for training MNGOs / FNGOs in BLS.
• To enhance knowledge and skills on different aspects of Maternal, Newborn, Infant, Child Health and Adolescent Health and to sensitize participants on PPTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV).
• Analyze issues regarding Poor Maternal Health, Newborn Child Health, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning in un- served and under served areas and develops key strategies and interventions.
The participants were empowered through participatory approach and open discussion followed by field visit and group work. Following issues were disused in the technical sessions to strengthen the programme:
1. The social ,Cultural and Economic Determinants of Women’s Health
2. Gender and Rights
3. Understanding PNDT Act
4. Adult Learning Principles and Lesson Plan and Training Methods
5. Understanding Baseline Survey, Selection of Indicators and Familiarization with BLS Format
6. Objectives and Strategies of NACP III
7. Maternal Health
8. Community Mobilization
9. NRHM Programme and Role of MNGOs, FNGOs in NRHM
10. New Born and Child Health Interventions
11. Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health
12. Impact of declining sex ratio -An overview of present scenario
13. Family Planning
14. Data Collection and Report Writing
For the evaluation of the training Pre and Post test and evaluation forms were analyzed. Participants were satisfied with the training and enhance their knowledge and skill on above mentioned issues.
Dr. Monica Pathak, RRC Coordinator, Ms. Mandeep Walia, Training Coordinator Mr. Raghvendra Rawat, Project Associate (IT) and Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Project Associate, Finance & Adm. from RRC MAMTA facilitated and co-facilitated the workshop.