INCENTIVES FOR WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE ARE IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS
Women’s socio-economic well-being and human rights in South Sudan are integral to the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) programme. We celebrate some success while we continue to push for gender equality in the health sector. It is less uncommon to find women at the frontline providing health services at facilities in their communities. However, their work […]
Evaluation of an empowering girls with disabilities project in Uganda to support inclusive education for all
This evaluation and other similar studies provide beneficial data and contribute to government policies and partnerships that improve learning outcomes.
Montrose research on complementary basic education in Ghana
The research is important as Ghana enters a new phase of CBE through the Ghana Education Outcomes Project. Montrose, in partnership with Street Child, SEND Ghana and Chance for Childhood will be launching a new round of accelerated learning programmes to reach 20,000 out of school children between 2023 and 2026.
Taking action to end gender-based violence in South Sudan
Empowering women to make critical health decisions through family planning and health training sessions can reduce the risk of death associated with early pregnancy and GBV.
Assessing the impact of Complementary Basic Education at Ghana National Education Week
Montrose presented findings from the FCDO-funded longitudinal study of Complementary Basic Education graduates at Ghana National Education Week this month.
Montrose holds medical devices workshops for frontline health workers across Sierra Leone
Montrose is holding a series of workshops under the banner “An Evidence-based Approach to Acquiring and Disposing of Medical Devices” as part of the Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme.
HM Queen Elizabeth II
Montrose is saddened to hear of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Condolences to the Royal Family as we remember her life of service and commitment to the UK, the Commonwealth and globally. https://www.royal.uk/
Montrose study published in Africa Health journal
A study by Montrose on the use of partographs to monitor labour in the West Nile region of Uganda has been published in the Africa Health journal.
Breastfeeding Week 2022: Midwife helps new mothers in South Sudan to create a special bond
Ahead of Breastfeeding Week, we spoke to Ramula Sulaiman, a South Sudanese midwife, about the importance of breastfeeding to both mothers and children.
HPF midwives working tirelessly to improve maternal and child health outcomes
A case study from South Sudan shows how quality of care and improved record keeping increases community support for antenatal clinic visits.
Emergency response teams coordinate to supply life-saving blood for burns victims
Despite historically low availability of donor blood, communities and emergency services coordinated to ensure there was no shortage of blood for burns victims after a fuel tanker exploded in Sierra Leone.
Special Care Baby Units: Protecting the lives of babies born too soon
Across Sierra Leone, the chances of survival for babies who are born too soon is small. Neonatal deaths are at 34 per 1,000 live births according to the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality estimates of 2019.
Ethiopian ministry trained to design climate resilient water supply systems
The training equipped participants with practical knowledge and skills on modelling water supply systems under the FCDO Delivering Climate Resilient Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme.
Study aims to achieve equitable access to healthcare for people with disabilities
Montrose has completed and disseminated findings from a Disability Context Analysis study in Sierra Leone. The study was conducted as part of the Monitoring, Evidence, Learning and Review (MELR) component of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) five-year Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme. The purpose of the study was to better understand […]
Working in partnership ensures delivery of health services in South Sudan
HPF3 was invited to join a government delegation to Bentiu, in Unity State, as part of the National Ministry of Health’s flood assessment.
Baseline study is ‘important insight’ into early grade learning in Sierra Leone
The study measured children’s developmental reading and mathematics skills and gathered information on factors that affect children’s ability to learn in schools, classrooms and homes.
Mother and baby’s lives saved after 10-hour boat trip to health facility
Nyatiem Deng was expectant with twins. She managed to deliver one of her babies at home, but the second baby was retained, putting mother and baby’s lives in danger.
National early grade reading and mathematics study launched in Sierra Leone
Montrose is delighted to have been part of the official launch of Sierra Leone’s National EGRA/EGMA study.
Montrose completes Mid-Term Evaluation of EU-UNICEF Joint Nutrition Action
Montrose has completed its Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU-UNICEF JNA, a four-year, EUR 6 million partnership working to improve nutrition in Uganda.
Study reveals health systems strengthening priorities in Uganda’s West Nile region
A baseline study conducted by Montrose for UNICEF revealed that health services in the West Nile region of Uganda are overwhelmed by the increased numbers of patients, many of whom are refugees.
Saving Lives resources available worldwide on new website
Saving Lives in Sierra Leone has developed a comprehensive programme website which will serve as a central information repository and knowledge database, providing access to programme resources for internal and external audiences.
Montrose celebrates achievement of countries eliminating disease on World Malaria Day
Eliminating malaria is deeply entrenched in the foundations of Montrose, and on World Malaria Day (25 April) we join the WHO in celebrating achievements in the fight against this deadly disease.
Assessment reveals state of hygiene facilities as South Sudan schools reopen
Montrose led a research study into the functionality and accessibility of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) facilities in schools across all 10 states of South Sudan.
Providing essential services during Covid-19: Spotlight on Ross Road Clinic, Sierra Leone
At the entrance of Ross Road Community Health Centre in Freetown, a clinic member of staff wearing a mask branded “Corona na wi all fet” (“Corona is our fight”) checks each visitor’s temperature…
International Women’s Day: Celebrating women in leadership
The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world.”