2nd Knowledge Management and Learning Event

Programme "Quality Improvement of Integrated HIV, TB and Malaria Services in ANC/PNC"

2nd Knowledge Management and Learning Event

From 19-21 September 2023, LSTM Kenya hosted the second Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) Event of the Quality Improvement of Integrated HIV, TB and Malaria Services in ANC and PNC programme, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with financing from Takeda Pharmaceutical in Nairobi.

Groupphoto in front of Sarova Hotel, Nairobi/credit: LSTM

The event was held jointly with the end of programme dissemination of the Johnson and Johnson funded project 'Design, Implementation and Evaluation Of Nursing/Midwifery Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme in Kenya' and brought together researchers from the 4 implementing countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania & Togo), representatives from Ministry of Health (MoH), research partners, and team members from LSTM UK. 

The three-day event was an opportunity to:

  1. Share the results from our research into (i) Quality Improvement of Integrated HIV, TB and Malaria Services in ANC and PNC; (ii) Pre-service Nursing & Midwifery Education and Faculty Development
  2. Launch innovative health worker capacity strengthening training packages 

  3. Facilitate cross learning across the research  teams and implementing countries

  4. Enable collaborative programme planning

Feedback and takeaways from participants

Presentations on in-country program experiences were an eye opener and very useful. On a separate note, I would like to say Thank you to the Kenya team for being such gracious, kind and thoughtful hosts! Ahsante! Accommodation was great!

Meeting the wider team in person was very refreshing and will be beneficial for future collaboration.

Quality research work on improving maternal and new-born healthcare in Africa was very inspiring.

Cross learning creates opportunities for greater knowledge management including innovation, publication, research & fundraising.

Networking with many colleagues was quite beneficial in my professional life.

Giving a presentation and gaining comments from the audience was extremely beneficial to my career in terms of capacity growth.

There are achievements in implementation of projects and great collaboration between implementing countries. 

There is still a lot of opportunity for improvement in reproductive maternal and newborn health, starting from the training of preservice health care personnel, in service refresher training, community awareness, facility improvements to mention a few.