Improving quality of care
SHOPS Plus is conducting trainings for private providers to improve the quality of family planning and maternal child health services. To date, the project has trained over 1,005 providers, and provided supportive supervision to over 100 providers, including doctors, nurses, and midwives. Due to high demand, SHOPS Plus will continue to offer training and supportive supervision opportunities, focusing on priority health areas such as maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, water sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, and more recently, COVID-19. As part of the training activities, SHOPS Plus' global partner, Iris Group, has also developed a training module to help participants understand how gender bias may affect service provision and the needs of the clients they serve. Furthermore, the project will continue to work with local training partner, ITEM, to use a Facebook page as a low-cost, easily accessible, and navigable information resource for post-training follow-up and dissemination of resources. For the implementation of this training and supportive supervision activities, the project works closely with the ministry of health, councils of doctors, nurses, midwives, and other stakeholders to ensure local support.