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Planning F&E implementation: Uganda case study

In this video, Angelia Sanders and stakeholders in Uganda's trachoma programme explain the key elements of an implementation plan to implement F&E.

When you want to start a journey, the first step is to analyse the situation:

  • Where you want to go – why you need to make the journey?
  • Who is travelling and why – who are your partners?
  • What do you have to travel with – what resources and funding do you have to make the journey?

Based on this SITUATION ANALYSIS, you can make a decision on how far you can travel in the time that you have. These are your TARGETS.

Everything else that follows is about ensuring that you carry out the right activities (e.g. buying petrol for the car) at the right time (before the car runs out of fuel) and with the right budget (money for the petrol). This is your PLAN.

Uganda case study

The Uganda Trachoma Elimination Program has many SAFE partners. Currently they include: The Carter Center, Sightsavers, CBM, and RTI/ENVISION, Water Mission, Water Aid and John Hopkins University Center for Communications Programmes.

As part of the F&E strategy, the programme is currently working with three partners, though efforts are currently on-going to add additional WASH partners to provide services to other endemic districts:

  • Water Mission Uganda: 10 districts in Busoga region
  • Water Aid: 2 districts in Karamoja region
  • John Hopkins University at national level and regional level.

Following a situation analysis of F&E in Uganda, a workshop was held with representatives from the ministries of health, water and environment, education and sports and various WASH and trachoma organisations. Participants identified gaps in the national programme and came to a consensus on which F&E activities should be implemented in the country:

  • Integration of face washing and trachoma messages into existing WASH strategies and activities in Busoga and Karamoja regions
  • Revision and dissemination of school sanitation guidelines
  • Revision and dissemination of national sanitation guidelines
  • Development of a social and behaviour change communication strategy to be used as part of mass media campaigns on radio, television and video.

As you watch this video, consider why trachoma programmes need to carefully consider partners’ motivation to work together on F&E activities.

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