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SMP - Tracy Morse

  1. 1. Tracy Morse University of Strathclyde/Malawi
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background of the relationship between Scotland and Malawi in Environmental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Example of the Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Environmental health departmental link since 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Link has developed to </li></ul><ul><li>include other Malawian and </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish institutions and </li></ul><ul><li>organisations </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>SCOTLAND </li></ul><ul><li>University of Strathclyde </li></ul><ul><li>REHIS </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>ACU </li></ul><ul><li>DWQRS </li></ul><ul><li>British Council </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Government (IDF) </li></ul><ul><li>MALAWI </li></ul><ul><li>University of Malawi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polytechnic, College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing, WASHTED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health Association </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>British Council/DfID </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Culmination of 9 years of linked research and development with Chikwawa District Health Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Postgraduate and undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research in water and sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>linked with University of Malawi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stepping up to implementation of policy and development of interventions based on research </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Involving key partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chikwawa District Health Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry of Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Malawi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Strathclyde </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifying District needs </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Basis of proposal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve measurable reductions in major causes of disease and death in target communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the hospital environment for the good of both staff and patients. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of the new safe motherhood policy in Chikwawa District </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SG – IDF grant 2006 – 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Capital Investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved patient facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Health Package & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Village Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of items to improve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>health and health access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional support </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>6 staff houses, 4 community clinics, </li></ul><ul><li>nutrition rehabilitation ward </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in neonatal and </li></ul><ul><li>maternal mortality and diarrhoea </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in monthly growth </li></ul><ul><li>monitoring and child immunisation </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Improved access to health services </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in sanitation and </li></ul><ul><li>mosquito net coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Improved household hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>standards </li></ul><ul><li>8 active voluntary committees </li></ul><ul><li>promoting good hygiene practice </li></ul><ul><li>and maintaining water supplies at </li></ul><ul><li>community level. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><ul><li>Ensuring the programme is in line with Government policy and fits with the District Implementation Plan (EHP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt to changes in policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative implementation with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District Health office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant referral and communication with relevant Government Ministries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative implementation with relevant stakeholders (e.g. NGOs, community leaders) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Completion of the current round of SG-IDF fund concentrating on safe motherhood </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of further funding to role out the programme with the DHO through peer education </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to add value to the initiative through links with other programmes </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><ul><li>What are the needs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per diems and allowances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundaries of projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memorandum of Understanding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overloaded health system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NGO collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Dr Tracy Morse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(+265) 99 9945779 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative (UoS MMP) www.strath.ac.uk/malawi </li></ul><ul><li>WASHTED - www.poly.ac.mw/centres/washted </li></ul><ul><li>ACU – www.acu.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>DelPHE - www.britishcouncil.org/delphe </li></ul>

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