Gender, Education and Development: Fatima Babiker


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This session aims to position education and gender empowerment as among the most important interventions needed to directly improve health in the world today.

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  • PLP based in UW with external training in Sudan….Innovative……
  • Gender, Education and Development: Fatima Babiker

    1. 1. Evaluation of the Leadership Management Training for Public Health Workers in the Blue Nile State, Sudan Fatima A. Babiker MD MPHc Nancy Campbell, Anita Crofts , Elisabeth Mitchell
    2. 2. Program Outline <ul><li>Introduction to the Population Leadership Program (PLP) </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the implemented training program </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Discussion </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The Population Leadership Program (PLP) </li></ul><ul><li>The PLP’s work in the Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Blue Nile State (BNS) training </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Why was this training different ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did it work? </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Training Evaluation <ul><li>Considerations prior to the evaluation process </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we evaluate this program? </li></ul><ul><li>The specific aims </li></ul><ul><li>Key elements </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul>
    6. 6. Unique Partnership Characteristics <ul><li>By Invitation </li></ul><ul><li>True Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>New Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Design for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Builds Capacity </li></ul>
    7. 7. Evaluation Rationale <ul><li>Building capacity in a decentralized health system </li></ul><ul><li>The PLP will replicate the training for 10 other Sudanese states </li></ul><ul><li>The replicated training has been improved according to the findings of this evaluation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Considerations <ul><li>The situation in </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Nile State </li></ul>
    9. 9. Evaluation Considerations <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Language barrier and cultural issues </li></ul><ul><li>Building trust (A big hurdle) </li></ul><ul><li>Team work and support </li></ul><ul><li>A multi-layer process </li></ul>
    10. 10. Specific Aims To determine: What How much, and Why, did the training affect the performance of the public health workers in the Blue Nile State in the Sudan.
    11. 11. Evaluation Techniques <ul><li>Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Daily </li></ul><ul><li>Post training follow up </li></ul>
    12. 12. Methods <ul><li>What kind of change will happen and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Approach: Theory of Change </li></ul>
    13. 13. Key Elements <ul><li>Quality: Personalized phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple ways of seeking inputs </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency : Baseline survey </li></ul><ul><li>Daily during the training </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-training Follow-up </li></ul>
    14. 14. Key Elements Continue <ul><li>Length: </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive baseline interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Feed-back at the end of each day </li></ul><ul><li>Feed-back at the end of each phase </li></ul><ul><li>Final over-all evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Three years summative evaluation </li></ul>
    15. 16. Where we are in the process <ul><li>Finalized the evaluation model and data collection tools </li></ul><ul><li>Data will was collected between December 2008 and J an uary 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Data analysis and report finalization from January through May 2009 </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>Evaluation is a critical component for developing strong and sustainable Leadership Development Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Environment of BNS </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations : Replication </li></ul><ul><li>History of the PLP </li></ul><ul><li>PLP commitment to sustainability & expansion </li></ul>Conclusion
    17. 18. Conclusion Cont. <ul><li>Educational programs can be successful when certain elements are taken into account </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Knowledge transfer are powerful tools that can strongly positively impact people’s lives </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>