H10. Emergency Transport Scheme – Health Condition Assessment tools

These tools are to be used to determine the effect of the use of a particular mode of transport has on the health status of women on arrival at a facility for maternal health care versus those arriving via other modes of transport. The data collected also indicates health seeking behaviours and economic status.

They have been used in the five year Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) project which ended in 2018 and aimed to contribute to reducing maternal mortality in Adamawa State, Northern Nigeria. The project partnered with the National Union of Road Transport Workers’ (NURTW) commercial taxi drivers who were trained to provide an affordable, accessible, safe and timely emergency transport service for pregnant women in labour or for those experiencing complications during their pregnancy.

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H33. Emergency Transport Scheme Needs Assessment form [NURTW]

The assessment is a way to validate assumptions made during the programme design. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the area and anything which may influence the implementation of the programme

Transaid launched the Nasarawa State Emergency Transport Scheme from a pilot programme to a scale up programme covering six Local Government Areas (LGAs). This scheme will work closely with existing taxi drivers, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the government to provide affordable, accessible, safe and timely transport for pregnant women living in rural areas to a health facility.

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H34. Emergency Transport Scheme Needs Assessment form [Women in the community]

This assessment is a way to validate assumptions made during the programme design. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the area, from the women who live there, and anything which may influence the implementation of the programme. This tool was originally used during an assessment process for an Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in Nasarawa, Nigeria.

Transaid launched the Nasarawa State Emergency Transport Scheme from a pilot programme to a scale up programme covering six Local Government Areas (LGAs). This scheme will work closely with existing taxi drivers, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the government to provide affordable, accessible, safe and timely transport for pregnant women living in rural areas to a health facility.

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MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM) Mid-Term Report

This mid-term report presents progress from the start of the MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM) project in July 2017 until January 2018.

MAMaZ against Malaria is a one year pilot project, funded by the Geneva-based foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). The project aims to devise an evidence-based and sustainable strategy to improve the access of hard-to-reach communities to effective treatment for severe malaria (SM) in a high malaria burden setting.

The project is being implemented by a consortium led by Transaid in partnership with Health Partners Zambia, Development Data and Disacare. The consortium is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Zambia, specifically the National Malaria Elimination Centre, and the District Health Management Team for Serenje District.

To read this report, please click below.

 

Introducing MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM)

Transaid and Swiss foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) are joining forces and working in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Center (NMEC) of Zambia, to develop innovative approaches to improve severe malaria case management in rural areas.

The project aims to address the lack of access to quality severe malaria treatment commodities and case management in Serenje District, Central Province, Zambia, which has high malaria prevalence rates. This flyer details the approach taken, early results and achievements so far. As in the MAMaZ programmes, rural emergency transport systems are  being strengthened in the intervention district.

To view the flyer, please click below.

Enhancing the understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport – Progress Report

This Progress Report details progress during the first seven months of the project ‘Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport and the implications for appropriate training and regulatory frameworks’, which included an inception report and a literature review.

ReCAP is a six-year programme of applied research and knowledge dissemination funded by a grant from the UK Government through the DfID. The overall aim is to promote safe and sustainable rural access in Africa and Asia through research and knowledge sharing between participating countries and the wider community.

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Enhancing the understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport- Literature Review

The purpose of this literature review was to generate contextual information to inform the development of research strategies in the project’s four focal countries: Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.  The literature review draws on existing academic and grey literature. It maps the growth in use of motorcycles and motorised three-wheelers in sub-Saharan Africa and examines the benefits and disbenefits of their use as a means of public transport, with a particular emphasis on their use in rural areas. It describes the implications of the existing lack of regulatory frameworks covering motorcycles and three-wheelers, as well as gender, mobility and road safety issues.

ReCAP is a six-year programme of applied research and knowledge dissemination funded by a grant from the UK Government through the DfID. The overall aim is to promote safe and sustainable rural access in Africa and Asia through research and knowledge sharing between participating countries and the wider community.

To read the literature review, please click below.

 

RS56. Session plans on how to run a Train the Trainer course using adult learning principles

The following tools are a set of session plans that provide information on how to conduct a three day Train the Trainers course.  Each session plan has an outline of the methodologies and activities that can be used to help participants develop their confidence, knowledge and ability to run participative training events.   The sessions themselves are participative so as to also practically demonstrate that it is possible to undertake training without the use of lots of PowerPoints and are based on the best principles of how adults learn best.

H17. Training manual on community based pre-referral treatment for severe malaria

 

Increasing children’s access to life-saving treatment for severe malaria and other common childhood illnesses requires community members who can identify danger signs and know how to respond, and CHVs who can provide pre- treatment.  This manual builds on  work from our previous programme in Zambia, More MAMaZ (2014-2016) see here, and applies the same approaches for our currently ongoing MAMaZ Against Malaria (MAM). To read more about MAM, please click here.

This training manual outlines a training approach that can be used to:

  • Train selected Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to diagnose and pre-treat severe malaria in young children using rectal artesunate (RAS)
  • Train communities to respond promptly and appropriately to severe malaria, and to other common childhood illnesses

Click below for the training manual

Maternal health and transport Questionnaire

This tool is to be used for gathering information from women regarding birth, maternal emergencies, danger signs and transport. It is used for gathering information to understand the process a woman and her family go through during pregnancy, delivery and emergencies in regard to what actions are taken if any, including transport. This tool can be used to gather data for a baseline, midline and endline study. It can also be used as an assessment tool to inform a design process around emergency transport.

This tool was initially designed for and used during Transaid’s Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in northern Nigeria. In 2013, Transaid was awarded with the five-year grant from Comic Relief to set up the Emergency Transport Scheme in Adamawa State. The ETS encourages local taxi drivers from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to transport women to health centres free of charge or at minimal cost when they are faced with complications. To read more about this programme, please click here and to for the tool, please see link below.

 

Transport Awareness Questionnaire

This tool is to be used for gathering information from heads of households to determine the current socio-economic status of the household, as well as some other basic information on transport and communications during a maternal emergency. This tool can be used to gather data for a baseline, midline and endline study. It can also be used as an assessment tool to inform a design process around emergency transport.

This tool was initially designed for and used during Transaid’s Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in northern Nigeria. In 2013, Transaid was awarded with the five-year grant from Comic Relief to set up the Emergency Transport Scheme in Adamawa State. The ETS encourages local taxi drivers from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to transport women to health centres free of charge or at minimal cost when they are faced with complications. To read more about this programme, please click here and to for the tool, please see link below.