Swasthya Karnataka partnered with the Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms Project (KHSDRP) to build the capacity of the Tumkur District Health Officers.
SK project partners
- Institute of Public Health,Bangalore
- Centre for Global Health Research, Bangalore
- Centre for Leadership and Management in Public Services (C-LAMPS)
- Institute of Health Management and Research (IHMR), Bangalore
- Karuna Trust
- Karnataka Health Promotion trust
Profile of the participants
- District Health Officer
- District Programme officers
- Taluk Health Officers
- Specialists from district and taluk hospitals
- Nursing officers
- Administrative officers
- BPMs and DPMs
Design of the training programme
Curriculum was developed keeping adult learning principles in mind using experiential learning techniques. Content focused on building knowledge and skills through practical application of the content to issues in the participant’s daily work routine.
A total of 16 modules were taught over 17 months. While the initial batch was 63 participants, many dropped out because of retirement, transfers and lack of interest. This was further compounded by extraneous factors like a doctor’s strike, year ending pressures and clashes with other training programmes.
The duration of the training was from June 2009 to December 2010.
- Public Health
- Administrative & Financial procedures
- Supervision, Quality of care
- Conflict resolution
- Role of panchayats & two clinical topics