The JMS Capacity Building Program

Program goal: The goal of the JMS Capacity Building program is to enhance performance of the health facilities towards their mission and health system functions and goals, so as to create a positive impact on the communities they serve while ensuring sustainability.  The emphasis is on medical logistics, commodity security, and medical technology management and the associated systems and arrangements. The functions of the health system are: service delivery; resource creation; stewardship; and financing. The goals of the health system are: improved health status of the communities; responsiveness to non-medical needs; social and financial risk protection; and improved efficiency.

Program purpose: The purpose of the program is to develop personnel, organizational and institutional competencies required for enhancing medical logistics, commodity security, and medical technology management.

Program focus: The program focusses on the World Health Organisation (WHO) six building blocks of the health system:  Service delivery; Health workforce; Information; Medical products, Vaccines, and Technologies; Health financing; Leadership and Governance. The program also supports the plan of the UN Commission on Life‐Saving Commodities for Women and Children, the Uganda National Pharmaceutical Sector Strategic Plan, and the SDG 3 of ensuring health lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.

Program structure: The program is trilaminar and involves: Human resources development; Organizational development; Institutional development

(a) Human resources development-HRD
The purpose is to build expertise & skills of health facility employees including but not limited to finding information, gaining insights, changing perceptions, values, and acquiring practical skills, as well as the appropriate attitude. This will be achieved through the following:

  • Advisory services: Support provided to health facilities in relation to management decisions and service delivery practices and challenges.
  • Training:One-on-one or group training, as face-to-face or online, aimed at increasing knowledge and skills of health workers regarding specific aspects of healthcare administration and delivery.
  • Mentorships:Intensive, personalized guidance to enhance knowledge and skills of the mentees by the mentors.
(b)Organizational development
The purpose is to strengthen skills, resources and abilities of the health facility and ultimately improve its performance and sustainability. This will focus on the following organizational elements
  • Strategy and policy development including but not limited long-term planning, translating the mission into strategic goals, initiatives and actions.
  • Organizational learning including but not limited to policy formulation and implementation, data management, experience sharing, and feedback management.
  • Organizational structure including but not limited to human resource planning, performance management, and coordination of roles, positions and responsibilities.
  • Systems to regulate the operations of the health facility including internal processes administration, planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, monitoring & evaluating, learning.
  • Organizational culture with focus on the values, principles and behaviour of the health facility.
  • Staff including activities and actions to motivate and build capacity of the health facility staff.
  • Management style including the roles and behaviour of managers and other leaders, and the respective regulations.
  • Financial management including but not limited to raising funds, income expansion, financial planning and accounting.
  • Networking including but not limited to maintaining relationships and coordinating with other relevant actors.
  • Technical competency including ability and the means to perform specific health system activities.
(c)Institutional Development

The purpose is to strengthen the ability of the health facility to connect and relate with its environment including but not limited to legislation and regulations, clientele, the general public.

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