ACCAF/UNFPA TRAINING HCP ON SOP'S FOR MANAGEMENT OF FGM/C COMPLICATIONS

Date and time: 
Mon, 2018-07-23 11:53
Location / Venue: 

ARC Egerton Campus Nakuru, Njoro

Summary of the Workshop HCP May 2018

A two-day workshop was held on the 17th and 18th May 2018. This was a training workshop to train the HCP on the Standard Operating Procedure SOP’s. These SOP’s were initially developed by ACCAF and were subsequently tasked to conduct training on them so as to ensure their usability and then rolled out to other relevant health institutions. The participants of the workshop were selected on the basis of being health care providers and specifically working with reproductive and maternal health departments.  The County Directors of Health were tasked in selecting the participants to ensure that there is wide and equal representation from all parts of their counties. These participants were selected from five UNFPA working counties: Narok, West Pokot, Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo. These counties are part of the target counties for the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme. The workshop targeted to train healthcare providers with an aim of engaging them in the global campaign on abandonment of FGM/C by being role models, counselors, advocates for change, and leaders in the communities. 

At the UNFPA/ACCAF training workshop the participants had the opportunity to gain knowledge on FGM/C medicalization, treatment, management of complications, FGM and mental health, law and social norms governing the practice. They were introduced to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the management of FGM/C complications and subsequently gave feedback on the same. They also had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences from their various counties and how they would work towards abandonment. Moreover, the facilitators helped the participants synthesize information well by use of clear visual and audio presentations.

On deciding the content to be presented in the training, a series of factors were taken into considerations: the issue at hand, participants’ needs, time constraints, and available resources.  The workshop was organized around a series of presentations on selected topics given by highly experienced/seasoned facilitators from the University of Nairobi. Both the participants and presenters relied on PowerPoint slides, handouts and other visuals to enhance the presentations. Open discussion was highly encouraged among participants and their comments and feedback enhanced the training with it being used in many occasions during the training. All the discussions and presentations were 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-07-23 11:53
Contact Person: 

Vera