INGOBYI-ACTIVITY MENTORSHIP PROJECT 2018 AND ONGOING
The project was supported by IntraHealth International-Rwanda as a sub-grant from a USAID funded project called Ingobyi Activity. The RAM mentors were given mandate to provide a 3-days LDHF mentorship visits to increase the knowledge, skills and critically thinking level of nurses and midwives in response to the emergencies in maternal and neonatal care with focus of top major causes of deaths for mothers and babies such as prevention and management of intrapartum and post-partum haemorrhage, management of preeclampsia and eclampsia and prevention and management of puerperal infection, Helping Baby Breathe 2.0 , Essential Care for Every Baby, Essential Care for Small Babies, Respectful Maternity Care and Postnatal Care. Also to support the initiation, implementation, monitoring evaluation of quality improvement projects and all in close collaboration with district hospital directors and RSOG and RPA mentors.
This project is being conducted in 20 district hospitals of Kigali City, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces of Rwanda and the recent data show that over 626 Nurses and midwives has been mentored and awarded certificates of champions in Basic Emergency Obstetric & Neonatal Care (B-EMONC) and a number of QI projects were initiated and some were successfully accomplished with a great positive change in quality of health services delivery as evidenced by the monthly collected indicators.