E monitoring is now become a need of all activities to give real time report with all details for further planning and action taken. We have started e monitoring with Mother Neonatal Child Health program of Government of Khyberpakhtunkhawa in January 2016. The Community Midwives (CMWs) are the focus health workres of MNCH program. First training was given in January followed by follow up sessions to improve understanding of CMWs with the e monitoring project and its utilization.
There are 30 CMWs registered with the Cellphone project in Peshawar. The last Follow up training held in May 2016 proved to be very successful as the results of June showed that 80% CMWs used the system on all 30 days of the month of June and reported 374 messages. To encourage CMWs, a reward of Rs.500 was given to four CMWs who sent highest number of messages during the month.
The main objective of the follow up training was to review the progress and rectify errors which were faced by few CMWs for proper reporting.
A follow-up training session of CMWs was conducted on 28 July 2016 at MNCH facility Hayatabad, Peshawar. CDG Rauf Rohaila and Rtn Khursheed Khan organized the training event. The training was facilitated by Mobin Ahmed, Technical Resource person from EYCON Pvt Ltd (Technological Partner), Nadia Khan, Coordinator Cellphone Project, Dr Hidayatulla M&E officer MNCH Peshawar and Asher Ali Project Manager, PNPPC.
An individual session was also held with each CMW to discuss thier reports. The cell phone numbers were validated again and resolved issues of sending reports.
Each and every CMW was given separate time to resolve her issues for prompt reporting.
Conclusion: Discussion on issues proved very fruitful to facilitate prompt reporting on daily basis. The next follow up session is planned in the second week of September 2016.