Essential Package of Hospital Service (EPHS) Implementation in Ghazni province as a partner:

 OCCD was responsible for increasing the capacity of hospital health and management staff in Ghazni province. A Training Need Assessment was conducted in provincial hospital at beginning of year. The finding of this assessment guided us to develop a comprehensive Cascading Skill and Knowledge of Training (CSKT) plan. The plan was made for the three years based on the project work plan. According to the plan 105 training sessions and 988 hospital and management staff trained on different topics. The training classified in two part, clinical and non-clinical. and the competency based training conducted in Kabul professional hospital which supervised by senior and expert of OCCD health program team.

The purpose of the clinical and non-clinical trainings was to provide exposure for the hospital staff on practical fields. Through this exposure, participants had better understand of medical practice in general and sense of frequent and possible problems which raised during the supervision. These trainings uplifted the professional   knowledge and experience of medical staff to be properly managed the hospital at the deferent level. Through these trainings, the gained experience delivered to their peers.

Target Group: The training course were intended for hospital technical and management staff and included supportive as well.

Training Materials: Training materials covering the contents for the program were prepared and packaged as modules for the participants. Softcopies of all handout and other related training materials shared with participants.

Training Methodology: The program involved individual and group exercises as well as input from the training participants. There were many opportunities to raise questions or concerns throughout the trainings. The following approaches were used

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Group work which constituted a means for developing the skills of participants.
  • Case studies
  • Plenary sessions
  • Role play
  • Film show
  • Other training method

Hand-outs were prepared and given to participants to take home as resource reference which will hopefully constantly refresh them on the knowledge and skills acquired during these trainings at provincial and as well as in Kabul. To know the expectation and feedback of participants, all the conducted trainings were evaluated based on evaluation form which already prepared for this purpose. Here we mentioned the main points regarding, what participant liked about these trainings are as follows:

  • The teaching methodologies.
  • Facilitation, which was good and interesting.
  • The interaction among participants.
  • The knowledge and skills acquired.
  • Contributions from participants.
  • The knowledge and skills of the facilitator.
  • The linkage between the objectives of the trainings and the job content of participants.

Capacity building for PPHO staff: To have a smooth coordination and communication with provincial health office, OCCD enhanced the capacity building of PPHO through undertaking activities such as, having participants from their team in each training, involved them as a facilitator and conducting joint training monitoring.

Post training follow up: OCCD developed tools and a system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training and capacity building activities on regular base. At the end of each training, the post training follows up plan developed and tracked by supervisory training team.