Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) wraps up project

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After four years in the district doing various projects revolving around healthcare delivery Path is winding up its projects by December.

At a workshop held at the El Dorado Motel on August 26, 2016 all stakeholders converged to deliberate on how the gap being created by Path could be filled for continuity.

The district project manager Ms Maserame Oss said that positive strides have been achieved during the period. As a result, the organisation held a stakeholder workshop aimed at making a summary of events and the way forward.

Ms Oss said that it was imperative that stakeholders reflect on the pros and cons of the four-year programme conducted by PATH. Equally important to the organisation was to understand whether or not fellow stakeholders, that include government departments (health, social development, education and municipalities) and community based organisations, would adopt and continue running programmes using Path tools or methodologies. This includes community based tools and clinical tools.

The community based model is that of collecting data from households used as a basis for training.

The clinical method is geared towards quality improvement as a standard operational procedure and a child friendly audit tool that can be adoptable by the stakeholders. BHP Billiton was an integral actor in the programme.  

After four years in the district doing various projects revolving around healthcare delivery Path is winding up its projects by December.

At a workshop held at the El Dorado Motel on August 26, 2016 all stakeholders converged to deliberate on how the gap being created by Path could be filled for continuity.

The district project manager Ms Maserame Oss said that positive strides have been achieved during the period. As a result, the organisation held a stakeholder workshop aimed at making a summary of events and the way forward.

Ms Oss said that it was imperative that stakeholders reflect on the pros and cons of the four-year programme conducted by PATH. Equally important to the organisation was to understand whether or not fellow stakeholders, that include government departments (health, social development, education and municipalities) and community based organisations, would adopt and continue running programmes using Path tools or methodologies. This includes community based tools and clinical tools.

The community based model is that of collecting data from households used as a basis for training.

The clinical method is geared towards quality improvement as a standard operational procedure and a child friendly audit tool that can be adoptable by the stakeholders. BHP Billiton was an integral actor in the programme.