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MATERNAL AND services provided in the health fields, with the appropriate
CHILD HEALTH centers and to link it with the
higher referral centers with the
skills, knowledge and attitudes
to manage effective
SECTION objective of achieving the programmes.
Dr. Amal Essa Al Muraikhi provision of comprehensive at 3. Training program for
Head of Maternal and Child all levels. nurse’s practice at PHC in
Health Section 6. To upgrade the health order to improve their skill in
facilities providing MCH performance in MCH and to
services including the Women’s maintain international recogni-
Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Hamad General tion in their career.
vision is in accordance to the Hospital and all the health
vision of HMC aimed towards 4. Creation of database
centers that provide MCH
internationally recognized MCH system for MCH at MCH/PHC
services to become Baby
centers at PHC level with centers and WH through
Friendly Hospitals with the aim
excellence performance. adoption of a standard data
sheet to both PHC and WH.
MISSION STATEMENT MANPOWER
UPDATING OLD AND
The main goal of Maternal and Head of Section 1 INTRODUCING NEW
Child Health is to improve the PROGRAMS (2003-2005)
health of mothers and children 1. Updating MCH Patient and
through the provision of quality MCH Trainers
(Residents) 2 family education program:
care. The ultimate aim is that This has to be introduced at
mothers and children enjoy the MCH Supervisor OPD/WH with the objectives
best standard of physical, (Resident) 1 that women and their families
mental and social well being. Dietician 1 will be able to recognize signs
The following objectives have of complications and to
been developed to achieve the encourage health promoting
stated set goal: Clinical Instructor 1 behaviors before, as well as
Health Educators 4 during and after pregnancy and
1. To improve the MCH delivery. In addition, health
services within the Primary PROJECTS facility can serve an important
Health Care settings with the (Buildings, Schemes, New outreach function by bringing
aim of providing quality health Services and others) needed information, advice and
care. services to outlying populations.
1. Patient Education Pro-
2. To develop policy and a gram: To improve the health of • 2003-2004 concentrated on
comprehensive work plan for mother and children through implementing activities in WH
MCH services to cover the promotion of women health by setting as start.
present & future needs of the provision of information,
community taking. education and communication • 2004-2005 will concentrate
(IEC) activities in the area of on implementing activities in
3. To provide quality MCH PHC (Health Centers setting).
services at all levels and women and child health in
especially in the health centers general and pregnant women in 2. Training program for
through a well qualified and particular. nurses working at PHC in
trained health staff according to 2. MCH Training Program for MCH: This can be fulfilled
set criteria and standards of Family and Community through educational needs
medical care. Medicine: The training course assessment, planning and
program family and community evaluation of the educational
4. To adopt the safe mother- activities within the quality
hood initiative as a strategy. medicine aims to equip
professionals working in standard.
5. To make all efforts to community and family medicine 3. Creation of database
improve the quality of MCH
Clinical Departments Performance Report 2004
system for MCH statistical • No staff for patient educa- (Breastfeeding, Antenatal Care,
data: This is implemented tion. Pregnancy nutrition, baby
through reviewing and updating • Base line for MCH statistical nutrition, Traveling during
of available records and the data. pregnant, Family planning,
system of collection and flow of Benefits of B.F, Working
the data. Accordingly, a new MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS mothers and Breastfeeding)
database system is in the 10. Solve the problem of
creation process. 1. Guidelines for MCH ser-
vices, protocols and standard of discharge summary by collect-
4. Strengthening of Baby care for mother health and child ing the forms from Women’s
Friendly Initiative through health (Maternal Health Hospital and distribute it to
continuous monitoring using Protocol and Child Health Health Centers in regular basis
guidelines and checklist. Protocol). In addition to and insure the availability of
developing of guideline and them at the patient record in the
SERVICES (Current) protocol for premarital counsel- Health Centers.
1. Training program for ing to be introduced for the first
time and submitted to the Office STATISTICS
Maternal and Child Health
(MCH) providers. of Medical Director for approval. The total number of staff trained
2. Criteria for referral system. by the MCH staff = 417 from the
2. Supervision of all MCH
different departments as
services on Health Centers 3. Training of MCH providers follows:
setting. (MCH Training for Family and
Community Medicine, Maternal 1. Maternal Health Care
3. Health education for
Health Care Training, B.F Training Course (80 Doctors
community and health care
counseling Training, Nutritional trained from PHC) within 14
provider including group
training, Weight for age and classes.
discussion sessions conducted
for pregnant mothers selected weight for height, in-service 2. Breastfeeding Counseling
among those who are waiting at training for social worker and Training Course – 40 hrs (112
the Outpatient Department health educationist training) involve Doctors and Nurses)
(OPD) clinics. This is con- 4. Ultrasound basic training within 8 classes.
ducted on a daily basis. course in Ob/Gyn. 3. Weight for age and weight
4. Developing and supply of 5. Four ultrasound machines for height for the PHC
education materials related to (three already fixed in Madinat nursing staff (102 nurses)
MCH. Khalifa, Al Matar, and Abubakr within 19 classes.
5. Focal point for entering Al Sidiq and the last one will be 4. Nutritional Training
immunization data in Women’s fix in the future in Al Khor HC) Program for Women’s
Hospital. 6. Update medical forms Hospital Nursing Staff (62
(records) for Antenatal and Well nurses) within 4 trainings.
CURRENT AND FUTURE
CHALLENGES Baby Clinic – approved for use 5. Training Course for
in the Primary Health Care. (Nutrition Education) for
The following items have been Social Workers – in service
identified as departmental 7. Initiation of Breastfeeding
policy and implementation of (62 classes).
challenges as we strive to
improve the MCH services. breastfeeding practices and 6. Maternal Health - for
baby friendly initiative. Health Educators (30 Health
• Budget for publication Educators within 2 classes).
materials 8. In the health guidance field
(use all the OPD, WH facilities 7. Two workshops in Baby
• Adequate place (conference for group discussion, lecture for Friendly Initiative (BFI) involve
room) for training services. attendance). (31 persons) (Doctors, Nurses,
• Well baby clinic not imple- 9. Issuance of different Dietitians, Health Educationists,
mented completely. educational materials related to and Social Workers).