TRP Featured in Global Health: Science and Practice Article

Simone Parrish

Hopkins CCP | Global Repository Director, K4Health Project

Hands on training: Ms. Mercy Mwanja, one of the participants, during one of the practical session of the training.

Hands on training: Ms. Mercy Mwanja, one of the participants, during one of the practical session of the training.

The open-access, peer-reviewed journal Global Health: Science and Practice has included an article on the TRP in its early-release items in advance of its September 2018 issue. "Adaptation of the Training Resource Package to Strengthen Preservice Family Planning Training for Nurses and Midwives in Tanzania and Uganda," by Stembile Mugore, Mercy Mwanja, Vumilia Mmari, and Alphonce Kalula, summarizes lessons learned from the process of adapting portions of the TRP for specific audiences. Lessons learned include "(1) engage key nursing and midwifery educators for buy-in; (2) update the technical skills of educators in contraceptive technology and competency-based training methods; and (3) adapt to the local context including condensing the global content for the time-limited preservice education context."

TRP in Action has featured two previous posts about the programs from which these lessons were drawn: "Evidence to Action Project Uses TRP in Tanzania" and "Developing Competencies of Nurses and Midwives During Pre-Service Education in Uganda: Using Evidence-Based FP and RH Resources and Tools."

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