The USHAPE Community Report outlines our activities at a community level to improve awareness, demand and supply of family planning services: USHAPE Community Report
Family Planning Training
To get a flavour for how our in-service and pre-service Family Planning Training program works check out our Training Manual , Module 1 of the Level 1 Family Planning Advocate Training “Why Family Planning matters to us all” and Module 5 of Level 2 Family Planning Provider Training “Implants”.
All our training resources are available on request, providing we are kept informed of where and how they are used. They consist of 5 x 1 hour Level 1 modules, and 13 Level 2 modules- all with accompanying power points, handouts & multimedia. These are suitable for pre-service and in-service training and can be delivered over variable periods of time to suit the training environment.
To learn about a day in the life of our RCGP Volunteer Doctors check out this fun and informative video made by volunteer GPs Dr Claire Marie Thomas and Dr Ceri Gallivan. The USHAPE project is just one part of their work, which includes clinical and quality improvement activities. To find out more about volunteering in Bwindi through RCGP click here.
Claire & Ceri have also produced a poster, pictured here, entitled “Doctors in the Mist” which was displayed at the RCGP Annual Conference 2016. The poster describes in detail the skills they developed and professional and social activities that were part of their daily lives during their year in Bwindi. The full version of the poster can be viewed here.
USHAPE Training materials have been adapted with permission from the Training Resource Package for Family Planning. The Training Resource Package for Family Planning (TRP) is a comprehensive set of materials designed to support up-to-date training on family planning and reproductive health.
The TRP was developed using evidence-based technical information from World Health Organization (WHO) publications: Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers; the latest WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use; and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. The TRP contains curriculum components and tools needed to design, implement, and evaluate training. It provides organizations with the essential resource for family planning (FP) and reproductive health trainers, supervisors, and program managers. The materials are appropriate for pre-service and in-service training and applicable in both the public and private sectors.