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VIDEO: On-the-job training for high quality malaria care in Cameroon

Originally posted in "Stories from the Field" by the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative.

This video was showcased by USAID and PMI in alignment with the White House and Biden-Harris Administration launch of the Global Health Worker Initiative to accelerate the U.S. government's contributions to the Sustainable Development Agenda and investments in health and care workers.

In Cameroon, part of Sam Enow Agbor’s job as a supervisor and trainer is to observe health facility staff as they care for patients who have contracted malaria from mosquitoes. Equipped with a tablet and an automatic checklist based on national guidelines for diagnosing and treating malaria, Sam uses the data to track progress and review the quality of care provided and afterward give feedback to the provider. 

From October 2018-March 2021, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) trained more than 800 supervisors like Sam to visit 4,000 health facilities across 13 African countries through the PMI Impact Malaria project.

This on-the-job support, called Outreach, Training, and Supportive Supervision (OTSS+), helps health workers strengthen their skills and ensure they are providing the best possible care for families. Accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment and referral, and timely reporting and tracking of malaria cases are the cornerstones of quality malaria service delivery.

Posted by Taylor Prochnow at 00:00
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