22 Apr 2015
The Ministry of Health is currently implementing Performance Based Financing (PBF) initiative to improve the quality and accessibility of maternal and new-born health services in the country. As part of the project, the Performance Based Financing Unit (PBFU) has engaged a Consultant to develop a PBF web-enabled database application to ensure transparency, information sharing and ease of data entry verification and validation.
In doing so, the MOH – with support from the PBF database consultant – recently organised a training for 11 District Health Information Officers and 2 PBFU staff on utilization of the PBF web portal. The training through a Video Conference was held from 20th to 22nd April 2015 at the UN House - World Bank country offices in the capital Maseru.
Among other essential functions, the participants learned how to capture data from different health facilities and district invoicing tools as well as how to update health facilities information profile. The participants were also trained on how to use the web-based application to produce reports and graphs based on the quality and quantity of services provided by PBF participating health facilities.
At the end of the training, the participants expressed their satisfaction and were looking forward to the upcoming scale of the PBF initiative across the country.