During this reporting period RMF helped with infrastructural improvement of the Antenatal Care Unit through partitioning, painting and installation of air conditioning and plumbing system. RMF procured and delivered basic furniture like chairs and office tables. There was a continued mentorship of the nurses/midwives working in ANC Department on the proper usage of HeV tablets preloaded with medical information. Also a continued support of high WIFI internet services in Maternity Unit which also benefit those in ANC Department. they continued implementation of the Respectful Maternity Care training and approach and completed Maternal Near-Miss Audit for Juba Teaching Hospital.
The remodeling and refurbishment work of Antenatal Care Department was successfully completed and the building now opened for routine ANC services. New furniture was provided for clients in waiting areas and for the health care providers.
The nurses/midwives, doctors and consultants serving in the Antenatal Care Unit continued to benefit from the internet services provided in the maternity unit, hence improving quality of service delivery since staff is able to do reference checks.
Waiting rooms and examination rooms are now separated by barriers allowing midwives to talk to patients privately about their medical history. Privacy allows the women to open up more and give the doctors a better sense of what their health care needs are.
In addition to funding for a full-time physician, Health eVillages, which provides iPods®, iPads® and other handheld devices equipped with specialized references and clinical decision support tools to medical professionals, will deliver 30-50 mobile devices pre-loaded with clinical content each year to nursing graduates. Having this best-practice clinical information available at the point of care will help overtaxed medical personnel deliver high-quality patient care as effectively as possible in a challenging clinical environment.