Message from the Director
We wish all our partners, supports, colleagues and friends a fabulous 2015!
We have started the year energised after summer holidays and are bursting with innovations
as we face new challenges and opportunities this year.
We welcome two new staff members, Roseanne Turner and Michael Onah, both of whom bring skills and experience that are unique to the PMHP.
We look forward to exciting new work in rural Eastern Cape Province which we hope will be sustained long after our presence there. The aim is for community health workers to deliver quality, impactful services to vulnerable mothers in a province where resources are extremely scarce. The work will draw on our long experience and will include training, service design, staff wellness and evaluation components. We will be working with two deeply-entrenched NGOs in the area who have strong collaborative relationships with the Departments of Health and Social Development in that province.
We have received funding from the Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program, to convert our paper-based monitoring and evaluation systems for our clinical services to a mobile telephone platform. This should streamline administrative duties for our counselling and co-ordinations staff and optimise uptake of care by mothers in distress.
We hope to keep in touch with you through the year.