TADREES; An Integrated Training Management Information System

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Jhpiego began working in Pakistan in 1997 and since then has been is addressing critical public health issues through collaboration with federal and provincial governments, training institutions, private practitioners and health educators.

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) of Jhpiego is an accelerated family planning program working across three provinces of Pakistan namely Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan. The main objective of the program is to develop a trained health workforce through competency-based trainings on long acting reversible contraceptives; thereby increasing access and quality of family planning service delivery at public sector facilities. Our training design encompasses quality of care; thus creating an enabling environment to improve our human capital in health sector, especially in provision of family planning services. Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) of Jhpiego is working in collaboration with the Departments of Health and Population Welfare through innovative and sustainable approaches to help the province of Sindh its FP2020 goals.

In the post-devolution era, the Government of Balochistan faced several challenges for management of maternal and child health services. The Health and Population Welfare Departments in Balochistan lacked management capacity as well as financial resources to immediately take responsibility for effective provision of family planning services. The chronic system inadequacies also prevailed at healthcare delivery system in Balochistan province, especially lack of qualified and trained human resource, urban concentration of healthcare providers, physical and logistical derangements at health facilities, imperfect information management systems. There was as such no integrated reporting system available for PPHI and provincial Departments of Health and Population Welfare. There was no specified mechanism for reporting, documenting and management of trainings’ data. Before the interventions of MCSP Program of Jhpiego in Balochistan, data of trainings was collected manually, recorded in registers and files etc as no specified mechanism was in place that could eliminate the duplication of trainings and many well-deserved officials were deprived of exploring new avenues in their careers.

This meritorious software has eliminated the hazards of any staff member receiving a particular training twice and has helped all the three departments to prioritize the potential nominees deserving to participate in future trainings. MCSP Program, after a series of consultative meetings with Provincial Departments of Health and Population Welfare, and PPHI, has developed an Integrated Training Management Information System entitled “TADREES”.

After successful pilot testing of this Management Information System (MIS) and trainings being imparted to the data entry operators of three departments, an official launch of this online MIS database is going to be launched on December 28, 2018. The Chief Guest of this ceremony will be the honourable Minister of Balochistan Health Department Mr. Mir Naseebullah Khan Marri. An official press release will be disseminated around 02.30 pm to newspapers, magazines and online health forums

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