Returning from Uganda

Our behaviour change consultants Amy and Nisha have now returned home from their work in Uganda:
Over the past few weeks we have been incredibly busy learning about how the RCOG obstetric skills course in Uganda works. We have: observed two skills courses and two train the trainer courses; collected pre and post course data assessing knowledge and action planning; conducted four focus groups with Ugandan doctors and midwives and a photo-elicitation focus group with RCOG faculty; and visited a number of course graduates across the Masaka region to explore how they are getting on with applying their skills in practice. We are currently in the process of producing an interim report for the RCOG detailing the evidence of the behavioural science techniques we observed and our recommendations for embedding more behavioural science within the course. Nisha is looking forward to returning to Kitovu in June to collect more data and potentially put some of our recommendations into practice.