Understanding the motivation and performance of community health volunteers involved in the delivery of health programmes in Kampala, Uganda: a realist evaluation protocol.
Bottom Line: Findings from the two cases will be compared.The study was approved by the Ethical Committee at Rennes University Hospital, France.Results will be published in scientific journals, and communicated to respondents and relevant institutions.
Affiliation: EHESP Rennes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Rennes, France CNRS, UMR CRAPE Centre de Recherches sur l'Action Politique en Europe-6051, Rennes, France.Show MeSH
Mentions: In each district, one RC programme manager and one team of volunteers are responsible for programme coordination and implementation (see figure 1 for structure of the Uganda Red Cross governance and management at national, branch and community level). Indeed, within the Uganda RC, the branches constitute management as well as governance structures, usually created to operate around established governmental district structures. The branch is generally responsible for coordinating, monitoring and documenting all activities taking place at district level. There is usually one staff member per branch acting as the programme manager. For each specific activity or programme, the volunteers are recruited by the programme manager from the RC pool of active volunteers. For the immunisation programme, they are trained by staff from the RC and UNICEF, receive ongoing supervision from the RC programme manager and are paid a small allowance to cover the costs related to their involvement. The training: provides relevant technical information related to immunisation; strengthens skills; and introduces tools to mobilise the community and to address negative attitudes towards immunisation services, and more generally to tackle poor health-seeking behaviour.
Affiliation: EHESP Rennes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Rennes, France CNRS, UMR CRAPE Centre de Recherches sur l'Action Politique en Europe-6051, Rennes, France.