The inSCALE project is implementing innovative approaches to motivating community health workers for improved performance and retention in Mozambique and Uganda.
1275 CHWs have been trained on the technology based approach in Uganda, and are using mobile phone based systems to submit their data as well as communicate more frequently with eachother and their supervisors. In Mozambique, 135 CHWs, their 47 supervisors and 6 CHW district coordinators have beentrained on the inSCALE CommCare application in Mozambique. 890 CHWs in Uganda were trained and are currently running Village Health Clubs, which are based around the participatory methodology and are intended to improve the relationship between the CHWs and their communities.
To find out more about the community based innovation being implemented in Uganda, you can read the technical brief here. For an overview of the technonlogy based innovation in both Mozambique and Uganda, read the multi-country technical brief; find out more detailed nformation about the approach in Uganda here.
The interventions decided upon were based on reviews and stakeholder interviews that were conducted by the inSCALE team, 18 activities were identified which could potentially enhance CHW motivation to perform better under ICCM.
As it was not feasible to develop and implement all these activities within the programme time frame and not all activities were proven to be acceptable, feasible or scalable to national stakeholders, CHWs and communities, stakeholders' were invited to sort the activities into various categories of feasibility and acceptability. Their input was used to refine the activities down to a shortlist which were taken to formative research stage, which involved in-depth interviews and focus groups discussions with end-users around the acceptability and feasibility of the innovations. You can read more about this process in the inSCALE Learning Paper.