13th Jul, 2019
A week long induction training had been organised for the new recruits under the NCD project in Mysore with the core objective of inducting them on basic knowledge and technical skills of the NCDs and community intervention strategies. Participants were briefed on the vision and mission of KHPT, following sessions on the work ethics and culture of KHPT, HR and administration principles, overall programs and financial strategies.
Day two and three focused on providing clinical skills and hands-on training on screening for diabetes and hypertension at the population level. Participants also received training on the basics of diabetes and hypertension and were trained on the use of screening tools, equipment, quality control and survey forms with key focus on quality data collection and management. Digital data entry was the highlight of the screening and monitoring activities during this training.
The last two days of this training laid emphasis on the NCD community intervention with the objective of imparting comprehensive knowledge to the participants about planning and implementation of community outreach activities under NCD project. Topics such as success & learnings from community intervention, community outreach, the concept of micro-planning, behaviour change communication, supportive supervision & mentoring were shared with the participants. Participants were also exposed to learning of soft skills such as the importance of teamwork, roles and responsibilities in a team, communication with people, providers and officials. These sessions incorporated adult learning principles to make the sessions more interactive and participatory. The District Health Education Officer (DEO) in Mysuru was one of the resource persons and he facilitated a session on the behaviour change communication (BCC). During his session, he interacted with the participants and spoke about the need for the intervention at the community level and importance of BCC to strengthen the continuum of care for NCD.