Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Data Quality Assessment(DQA)

MARIESTOPES UGANDA/MATERNAL HEALTH VOUCHER PROJECT (MHVP)
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Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Data Quality Assessment (DQA) at
MSU/UNFPA supported health facilities
Purpose: To carry out data quality assessment at Private health facilities supported by
MSU/UNFPA
1.0 Background
1.1 A brief over view of the Maries Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses
modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive
healthcare across every district of Uganda.
MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered
50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has
enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global network, Marie Stopes
International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to
ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance.
To date, MSU is implementing a number of projects that include the UNFPA supported project titled
“Maternal Health Voucher Project:
1.2 Goals and Results of the MSU MHVP
The overall goal of the Maternal Health Voucher Project (MHVP) is to facilitate increase in availability
and demand for family planning services in selected (8) high burden districts within the East and
Central (EC) Region.
The MSU/UNFPA Maternal Health Voucher Project has five major result areas that include:
1. Improving access to and availability of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive FP services in
the private sector in selected districts/facilities
2. Strengthening the technical and functional capacity of private health facility providers to deliver
comprehensive FP services including Postpartum family planning (PPFP) at selected
districts/facilities
3. Increasing demand for comprehensive FP services and PPFP in the private sector in selected
districts/facilities
4. Monitoring service utilization and address emerging barriers to accessing comprehensive FP
services through private sector in selected high burdened districts
2. Aim of Consultancy
MSU is supporting the expansion and access to comprehensive FP services, through the private
sector in the EC region of Uganda. The services are delivered to beneficiaries through the private
health clinics. Every month, the health facilities are mandated to report to MSU data on key
indicators related to services that they provide. The data reported helps MSU to monitor and
evaluate the progress in the implementation of planned FP services to the community as well as use
the data for quarterly and annual reporting to UNFPA, planning and decision making by the project.

MARIESTOPES UGANDA/MATERNAL HEALTH VOUCHER PROJECT (MHVP)
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In order for MSU to have some level of confidence in the quality of data reported by the health
facilities, MSU has planned to conduct a DQA at sampled health facilities. The facilities were
randomly selected however, the consultant could suggest the most appropriate method to carry out
the assignment. The outcome will enable MSU to learn lessons from all the sampled Health facilities
for future data quality improvement.
The broad aim of this assignment is therefore to help MSU to conduct data quality assessment
focusing on a maximum of three (3) indicators. The assessment report will specifically help to:
a) Identify major points of errors during data flow within different units of health facility
b) Address data quality issues ( completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality, timeliness
and accessibility)
c) Address data management issues ( filing, electronic and manual data storage)
d) Promote data utilization at health facility level for planning and decision making going forward
3. Methodology
The assessment team will use mainly qualitative methods of data collection such as key informant
interview to gather information related to data quality, flow and management. MSU has developed a
tool that the team will administer to the health facility staff and other key individuals concerned with
data management.
Additionally, the team will use observation method to ascertain data usage at health facility (in terms
of illustrations on the wall) and filing system.
3.2 Timeframe and fee
The assignment will be remunerated upon delivery of the agreed outputs, at the agreed fee rate and
the agreed number of days of professional fess chargeable, as per the normal procedures of MSU.
Completion of the exercise will not exceed 20 days.
3.3 Supervision and Management
The Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide the overall management and
supervision functions during the time of consultancy.
4. Deliverables/Expected Outcomes
 Review the DQA tool and other related documents
 Gather information using the tools developed
 Completed report on data quality (completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality,
timeliness and accessibility) as well as utilization at health facilities
 Present the DQA report to MSU/UNFPA Project Staff
5. Qualification and experience of the Consultant
The consultant must possess a minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health/Epidemiology
/Demography/Biostatistics or first degree in Statistics / Social sciences with Post Graduate training in
M&E, public health, demography and Biostatistics.
MARIESTOPES UGANDA/MATERNAL HEALTH VOUCHER PROJECT (MHVP)
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Candidates with in depth knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation and Reproductive Health
indicators interventions, will have an added advantage. Additionally, candidates must have an
evidence of having executed similar assignment in the past.
6. Report
The cover page of the report will have MSU. UNFPA logos. The report will be structured as follows:
 Executive Summary
 Background of the DQA exercise
 Methodology
 Presentation of findings
 Conclusions
 Recommendations
 References
 Appendices
7. Support from MSU
MSU will provide background documents, list of health facilities to be assessed, list of indicators and
other Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and arrange for meetings with the health facility staff.
Accommodation and transport (during the assignment) in the field will all be borne by the consultant.
8. How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a concept note (Maximum 10 Pages both CV (s) and approach
combined) detailing how their qualification and experience make them appropriate for the
assignment. Please include the estimated number of days to conclude the assignment.
Bids, in duplicate must be submitted in sealed envelopes duly marked on an outer envelope with
Tender Number and Description of Service to Procurement. Deadline for receipt is Friday 09th
December, 2016 by 3.00 pm.

Terms of Reference for Client Satisfaction Survey-2016

Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Client Satisfaction Survey at MSU/UNFPA supported Health Facilities

1.    A brief over view of the Marie’s Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda.  MSU’s aim is to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007.

MSU is part of a global network, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance. To date, MSU is implementing a number of projects that include the UNFPA supported project titled “Maternal Health Voucher Project.

2.    Goals and Results of the MSU MHVP

The overall goal of the Maternal Health Voucher Project (MHVP) is to facilitate increase in availability and demand for family planning services in selected high burden districts within the East and Central (EC) Region.

The MSU/UNFPA Maternal Health Voucher Project has four (4) major result areas that include:

  1. Improving access to and availability of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive FP services in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  2. Strengthening the technical and functional capacity of private health facility providers to deliver comprehensive FP services including  Postpartum family planning (PPFP) at selected districts/facilities
  3. Increasing demand for comprehensive FP services and PPFP in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  4. Monitoring service utilization and address emerging barriers to accessing comprehensive FP services through private sector in selected high burdened districts

3.    Aim of Consultancy

The overall aim is to identify whether services are meeting the needs of clients who attend at the UNFPA supported facilities and to identify areas of improvement. The objectives of the Survey are:

  1. Assess client characteristics by collecting socio-demographic information
  2. Assess clients’ satisfaction level regarding their experiences at the UNFPA supported facilities, including their perception of quality of services provided
  3. Assess counseling and communication skills of service providers &
  4. Assess if clients are being offered appropriate choice of Family Planning (FP) methods

4.    Methodology

MSU will leave it at the discretion of the consultants to use the standard acceptable methodologies used within their operations for satisfaction surveys. However, MSU expects that such methodologies will include a mix of both qualitative and quantitative methods. MSU will require the consultants to analyse data and prepare a report or reports that answer the research questions above. In addition, MSU will require that the consultant avails the original database to MSU staff to conduct any additional analysis and reporting.

5.    Skills and qualifications

MSU seeks to contract a consultancy firm or individual(s) that have demonstrated experience in conducting client satisfaction surveys within Uganda. Familiarity with client satisfaction surveys within the Sexual and Reproductive Health field is desirable.

6.    Time frame

This exercise will be conducted within a period not exceeding fifteen (15) calendar days from date of contract signing.

7.    Supervision and Management

The Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide the overall management and supervision functions during the time of consultancy.

8.    Logistics and procedures

The contracted firm/individual(s) will be responsible for all logistics and procedures related to data collection, data analysis and reporting. As part of the bidding process, MSU will require an itemised budget from the contenders and will decide on which provider is most feasible to contract. Upon award of contract, the firm/individual(s) will manage all logistical and financial aspects of conducting the survey, independent of MSU. MSU will however pay contractual funds as per MSU terms before, during and after acceptance of the deliverables.

9.    Outputs

MSU will expect an initial client satisfaction survey report and a power point presentation.

10. Remuneration

The contract award amount will be based on itemised budgets submitted with professional service fees allowed for. However, MSU has an internal cap on contract amount based on prior client satisfaction surveys conducted. Bidders are therefore encouraged to propose reasonable award amounts.

11. Proprietary rights

Outputs delivered under this consultancy contract will remain the property of MSU, as per MSI’s General Conditions of Contract for such assignments.

12. How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to email a concept note including the CV to esther.kalule@mariestopes.or.ug and copied to andrew.gidudu@mariestopes.or.ug  deadline for receipt of the application is Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by 4.00 pm.

In your concept note, please indicate relevant experience, availability, estimated number of days to undertake the assignment and your daily rate/budget. Applications submitted without a daily rate/budget will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

ToR for Documenting results from the recently concluded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (URHVP) Health Facility Assessment

TERMS OF REFERENCE

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY

November 2016

  1. Background of the URHVP

The URHVP is a 4 year Ministry of Health (MoH) project, whose over aching goal is to increase access to skilled care among poor women living in rural and disadvantaged areas during pregnancy, delivery and the post-natal period. URHVP is a result/output based project funded by the World Bank, and implemented in partnership with Marie Stopes Uganda as the Voucher Management Agency (VMA). It is currently under implementation in the South Western and Eastern Uganda.  URHVP intend to contribute to reducing both the demand and supply side challenges such as financial barriers, distance to health facilities among others, that continue to hinder access to skilled attendant at child birth.

The development objective of URHVP is to increase access to skilled care during pregnancy and delivery.  URHVP  is made up of two components: (a) safe delivery component with the objective to provide subsidized vouchers for safe delivery to vulnerable and poor pregnant women to access a package of safe delivery services from contracted service providers; and (b) capacity building and project management; under this component the project will support project management functions and build national capacity to mainstream and scale up implementation of the safe delivery voucher scheme in the health sector.

  1. Purpose of this consultancy

The purpose of this consultancy is to document and present one report detailing the how, where and what it entailed to conduct the recently concluded health facility assessments at both private and public facilities by the URHVP team.

  1. Objective of the assignment

The aims of this consultancy are to: 1) Document, edit and proofread the URHVP health facility assessment field reports and synthesize into one report 2) Identify and extract from the draft URHVP health Facility assessment report a step by step guide that can be easily adapted for any similar activities  3. Document, Identify and articulate the lessons learned from the entire activity and suggest the necessary recommendations.

  1. Scope of work

The assignment will involve various tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting interviews with URHVP staff that were directly involved in the HF Assessment. This might involve collecting data form URHVP, District, and Health Workers that directly participated in the assessment. At least one health worker from a district, one staff from the district administration will be interviewed. The interviews need to be carefully planned around what and how exactly the assessment was carried out. In addition, it is highly recommended that the consultant identifies the availability of the members to be interviewed from their respective Districts/work stations to realize full participation of the targeted respondents.
  • Interview with URHVP Program Manager. The study will include gathering qualitative information from the URHVP program manager. In addition to any other persons that might add value to the study such MoH technical teams.

The consultant will be expected to complete the following activities associated with documenting the assessment report:

  1. Ethical Clearance Documentation

The consultant will work in collaboration MSU RME team, to outline all the planned survey activities.  In addition, the consultant/survey firm will be responsible for acquiring all permissions necessary to carry out this assignment. Where required, this may include relevant permissions from national and/or local authorities, and Institutional Review Board.

The consultant will also be responsible for adhering to all necessary formalities aimed at obtaining any relevant permits related to this exercise

6. Deliverables

  • A complete health facility Assessment report
  • A data set for all respondents interviewed
  • A summary of the key step by step guide and how to conduct health facility assessments in the private and public health facilities
  1. Timeframe and fee

The assignment will be remunerated upon delivery of the agreed outputs, at the agreed fee rate and the agreed number of days of professional fess chargeable, as per the normal procedures of MSU. The deadline for completion of the exercise will not exceed 20 days.

  1. Supervision

The consultant will be supervised by the Program Manager, RM&E and the Head Quality Assurance will closely be associated to the discussions with the consultant and review of the draft and final products.

  1. Communication and travel

Costs related to communication should be included in the professional fees. The consultant may be required to travel to the field either at the beginning or at the time of finalizing the deliverables. Transportation should also be included in the financial quotation, basing on the widely known and acceptable rates for hiring vehicles

  1. Required skills/experience and qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience either through participating health facility assessment or managing health facility-level surveys, experience working on other health-related surveys preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in behavior studies, communication and editing.
  • Strong capacity and experience in planning and organizing survey logistics
  • Strong capacity in data management and statistics.
  • Strong knowledge in any of these software: SPSS or STATA
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude
  1. Proprietary rights

Outputs delivered under this consultancy contract will remain the property of MSU as per MSI’s General Conditions of Contract for Consultants and Individual Contractors.

  1. How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to email a concept note including the CV to esther.kalule@mariestopes.or.ug and copied to andrew.gidudu@mariestopes.or.ug  deadline for receipt of the application is Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by 4.00 pm.

In your concept note, please indicate relevant experience, availability, estimated number of days to undertake the assignment/budget and your daily rate. Applications submitted without a budget will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Data Quality Assessment at MSU/UNFPA supported health facilities

Purpose: To assist carry out data quality assessment at Private health facilities supported by MSU/UNFPA

1.0 Background

1.1 A brief over view of the Maries Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda.

 

MSU’s aim is to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global network, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance. To date, MSU is implementing a number of project that include the UNFPA supported project titled “Maternal Health Voucher Project:

1.2 Goals and Results of the MSU MHVP

The overall goal of the Maternal Health Voucher Project (MHVP) is to facilitate increase in availability and demand for family planning services in selected high burden districts within the East and Central (EC) Region.

The MSU/UNFPA Maternal Health Voucher Project has five major result areas that include:

 

  1. Improving access to and availability of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive FP services in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  2. Strengthening the technical and functional capacity of private health facility providers to deliver comprehensive FP services including Postpartum family planning (PPFP) at selected districts/facilities
  3. Increasing demand for comprehensive FP services and PPFP in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  4. Monitoring service utilization and address emerging barriers to accessing comprehensive FP services through private sector in selected high burdened districts

2. Aim of Consultancy

MSU is supporting the expansion and access to comprehensive FP services, through the private sector in the EC region of Uganda. The services are delivered to the beneficiaries through the private health clinics. Every month, the health facilities are mandated to report to MSU data on key indicators related to services that they provide. The data reported helps MSU to monitor and evaluate the progress in the implementation of planned FP services to the community as well as use the data for quarterly and annual reporting to UNFPA, planning and decision making by the project.

 

In order for MSU to have some level of confidence in the quality of data reported by the health facilities, MSU has planned to conduct DQA at sampled health facilities. The facilities were randomly selected however, the consultant could suggest the most appropriate method to carry out the assignment. The outcome will enable MSU to learn lessons from all the sampled Health facilities for future data quality improvement.

The broad aim of this assignment is therefore to help MSU to conduct data quality assessment so that the MHVP funded by UNFPA is able to use the information generated to improve on data quality, management and utilization. The assessment report will specifically help to:

  1. Identify major points of errors during data flow within different units of health facility
  2. Address data quality issues ( completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality, timeliness and accessibility)
  3. Address data management issues ( filing, electronic and manual data storage)
  4. Promote data utilization at health facility level for planning and decision making

3. Methodology

The assessment team will use mainly qualitative methods of data collection such as key informant interview to gather information related to data quality, flow and management. MSU has developed a tool that the team will administer to the health facility staff and other key individuals concerned with data management.

 

Additionally, the team will use observation method to ascertain data usage at health facility (in terms of illustrations on the wall) and filing system.

3.2 Time frame

This exercise will be conducted within a period not exceeding 18 calender days from date of contract signing.

3.3 Supervision and Management

The Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide the overall management and supervision functions during the time of consultancy.

 4. Deliverables/Expected Outcomes

  • Review the DQA tool and other related documents
  • Gather   information using the tools developed
  • Completed report on data quality (completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality, timeliness and accessibility) as well as utilization at health facilities
  • Present the DQA report to MSU/UNFPA Project Staff

5. Qualification and experience of the Consultant

The consultant must possess a minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health/Epidemiology /Demography/Biostatistics or first degree in Statistics / Social sciences with Post Graduate training in M&E, public health, demography and Biostatistics.

 

Candidates with in depth knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation and Reproductive Health indicators interventions, will have an added advantage. Additionally, candidates must have an evidence of having executed similar assignment in the past.

  6. Report

The cover page of the report will have MSU. UNFPA logos. The report will be structured as follows:

  • Executive Summary
  • Background of the DQA exercise
  • Methodology
  • Presentation of findings
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendices

7. Support from MSU

MSU will provide background documents, list of health facilities to be assessed, list of indicators and other SOPs, and arrange for meetings with the health facility staff. Accommodation and transport (within the study area) while in the field will all be borne by the consultant.

 8. How to apply

Interested applicants should send their CV, that details how their qualification and experience make them appropriate for the consultancy and a concept paper on how you intend to conduct the DQA exercise to Procurement at esther.kalule@mariestopes.or.ug and copied to andrew.gidudu@mariestopes.or.ug  deadline for receipt of the application is Thursday 10th November, 2016 by 5.00 pm.

#40YearsMSI: Marie Stopes International celebrates 40 years

 Background – About MSU

Marie Stopes Uganda is the largest and most specialized private provider of SRH services. MSU delivers services through a mutually-reinforcing, multi-channel approach to maximize impact and expand access.

What is the 40 years about?

This November, Marie Stopes International will be celebrating 40 years as the world’s largest provider of  high quality and affordable Reproductive Health Services.  #40YearsMSI

MSU has remained the provider of choice of Maternal and Reproductive Health Services for Ugandan women and men.  We continue to be deeply committed to our clients and therefore continually evolve to give them the best experience, and highest standard of clinical quality.

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What is MSU providing the public?

In celebration of the 40 years, MSU has decided to give back to its clients through providing free Family Planning services at all our centers on 4th and 5th November 2016.

Why Family Planning?

MSU strongly believes that Family Planning is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality.

Family planning improves the lives of women and children.  When parents space their births at least 3 years apart, children are less likely to get sick and more likely to survive beyond their 5th birthday; and women are less likely to have complications during childbirth.

Using family planning to delay the next pregnancy also allows the mother to pay attention to her children.  This is the best way to prevent accidents and injuries.  Children who are well looked after also usually eat better, are cleaner, and develop better both physically and mentally.

 What FP methods shall we be providing?

  • IUD or Coil: This is a long-term method that is effective for up to 12 years.  The coil is a small plastic T shaped wrapped with some copper wire that is inserted into a woman’s womb by a trained health worker.
  • Pills: Women can take a pill every day that contains a hormone that stops her body from releasing an egg each month.   Once she stops taking pills, her ovaries will begin releasing eggs each month again.
  • Injectables: A woman can take the same medicine that is contained in the pill through injections.  Each injection is good for 3 months.  So, the woman needs to return for an injection every 3 months.  When the woman wants to get pregnant again, she should stop the injections.
  • Implants: The same medicine that is contained in the injectables and pills in contained in 1 – 6 small plastic capsules.  A doctor or nurse inserts these capsules under the skin of a woman’s upper arm.  When the woman wants to get pregnant, she can have the implants removed.  Soon afterward, she will be able to get pregnant again.

Permanent Family Planning Methods:

  • Vasectomy: A doctor ties and cuts the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the penis.  So, the man can still perform sexually, but his semen will not have any sperm.  So, he will not be able to make a woman pregnant.
  • Tubal ligation: This is a permanent family planning method for women.  A doctor ties and cuts the tubes that carry the eggs from the ovaries to the womb.  So, when the woman has sex again, the sperm will not be able to meet with the egg.  The woman will continue to menstruate as before.  But, she will not be able to have children.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR MARIE STOPES UGANDA 2016/2017

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a global organization providing personalized contraception and reproductive health services to men and women. Our local terms of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

MSU ran a pre-qualification advert for Goods/Supplies, Services and Works for a period of one year (2016 to 2017). We are inviting eligible and credible organizations.
Objectives and Scope
The objective of obtaining services of a Procurement Consultant is to assist in carrying out initial pre-qualification of eligible suppliers.
Methodology
The Consultant shall use the Technical Compliance Selection (TCS) approach that takes into consideration all illegibility criteria agreed upon and put forward by MSU in the advertisement for prequalification. This approach will help in ensuring that eligible, compliant and responsive bids are selected. The following steps will be followed during this exercise;
a. Sorting
b. Checking for Compliance/Eligibility
c. Evaluation of the Bids
d. Pre-qualification & Framework agreements
e. Final Report

Interested organizations should provide information demonstrating that they are eligible and possess the required qualifications to perform the services supported with relevant documentation.
The assignment is estimated to last 6 weeks.

Interested firms should submit the following documentation to accompany their Expression of interest;
1. Company Profile.
2. Memorandum and Articles of Association.
3. Valid Tax Clearing Certificate.
4. Audited Accounts for the last two (2) years.
5. Certificate of Incorporation.
6. Valid Trading License.
7. Powers of Attorney (if any).
8. Reference of Previous works in this regard (LPOs or Contracts). Expression of Interest in English (1 original plus two copies) must be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on an outer envelope as Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Prequalification of Suppliers for MSU 2016/2017 and addressed to; The Procurement & Logistics Unit, Marie Stopes Uganda, Plot 1020 Kisugu – Muyenga, P. O. Box 10431, KAMPALA. The EOI documents should be placed inside the Tender Box situated in the MSU Procurement Office on or before the close of Monday 31st October /2016 AT 4.00 PM

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR SCALING UP USAGE OF LONG ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES (LARC) AND PROVISION OF POST-ABORTION CARE (PAC) SERVICES AT 20 SELECTED DISTRICTS IN UGANDA

 

GOAL
Contribute to the increase of the national IUD-specific CPR from 0.5% (in 2011) to 3% (in 2018) and reduce maternal mortality related to abortions.

OBJECTIVES
 To increase the number of facilities (all levels) in the public sector, that can offer quality Family planning services including LARCs, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016.
 To increase the number of facilities (all levels) in the public sector, that can offer quality PAC services using Misoprostol, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016
 To strength coordination, by the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), of Family Planning (FP) stakeholders on LARCs in 20 Districts by the end of the year 2016.
 To increase uptake of Family Planning services including LARCs, in 20 districts, by the end of the year 2016.
DELIVERABLES
1. Inception report to demonstrate understanding of the assignment.
2. List of facilities that can offer quality Family planning services including LARCs (i.e. with at least 2 services especially midwives trained on FP including LARCs, with no stock-outs for FP commodities all methods, proper FP record keeping, space in the facility for FP service provision that meets standards for infection prevention and privacy).
3. List of facilities that can offer quality PAC services using Misoprostol (i.e. with at least 2
services especially midwives trained on PAC using Misoprostol, with no stock-outs for Misoprostol, proper PAC-related record keeping, space in the facility for PAC service provision that meets standards for infection prevention and privacy).
4. Minutes of the District FP coordination meetings.
5. Bottleneck analysis to service delivery, indicating gaps and proposed strategies to address them.
6. M&E plan for data capture.
7. Quarterly report showing number of FP clients served by method and by facility.
8. End of the project report.

Dowload the full document here: consultancy-tors

PRE-QUALIFICATION OF PROVIDERS FOR GOODS, SERVICES AND WORKS FOR MARIE STOPES UGANDA

PREFACE
Pre-qualification is a pre-tender process that provides for a short-list of providers from which providers are obtained to bid. Pre-qualification is used where works, services or supplies are of a routine nature or bidding is for a group of similar contracts. Pre-qualification shall be open to all providers and providers shall be invited using a pre-qualify notice.
A pre-qualification notice shall be published in at least one publication of wide circulation to ensure effective competition.
The pre-qualification document is divided into:
• Part I: General Part
• Part II: Instructions to Bidders
• Part III: Preparation of Applications
• Part IV: Submission of Applications
• Part V: Evaluation of Applications
• Part VI: Pre-qualification
Appendices:
A: Application Submission Sheet
B: Statement of Requirements
C: Evaluation Criteria

Download full document here: msu-prequalification-document-v1-msu-oct-2016

 

International Youth Day 2016

In celebration of the International Youth day on August 12, 2016, Marie Stopes launched and opened up its Youth corner for young people at Kavule Health Center. This was witnessed by a number of youth leaders from various organisations.  The day was celebrated with pomp and colour as various youth showcased their talents in music, dance and drama.

Youth taking part in a dance challenge at Kavule centre

Youth taking part in a dance challenge at Kavule centre

Marie Stopes Uganda has set up 2 youth friendly spaces in Kampala and Tororo district with the aim of attracting youth to receive information and SRH services like contraceptives use, condoms and STI management. The facilities are set up in a way that promotes an atmosphere of relaxation and are fully equipped with games like table tennis, quizzes, reading materials, education videos and refreshments.

The youth spaces are meant to engage youth through interaction with peer educator counselors and youth volunteers trained in providing youth friendly services. At the youth space, learning activities on primary preventive approaches like contraceptive use to prevent unintended pregnancies and HIV/AIDS are done with the participation of youth themselves which allows expression of their views on issues that affect them.

vicky's dilema

Youth watching “Vicky’s dilemma” at the youth corner.

This platform equips youth with correct knowledge and shapes a positive attitude towards health choices not limited to safe sex practices but also life skills and a positive shift in health seeking behaviors.

Youth Friendly spaces are a popular way of passing knowledge to youth which eventually improves their demand for SRH services and is credited most for the friendly interaction that allows active participation of both service provider and youth participants.

World Population Day Celebrations

Uganda will join the rest of the world to commemorate World Population day on 11th July 2016. Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world; over 78% are under 30 years old. According to the State of Uganda Population Report 2012, Ugandan youth remain at a significant risk of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and unwanted pregnancy.

Investing in Young people’s Sexual Reproductive Health has a direct contribution towards improving their livelihoods. This can be through availing timely Reproductive Health Information, education and services.

To mark World Population Day, Marie Stopes Uganda is conducting a community awareness drive in  Mbarara, Hoima and Kabale. The health awareness community  drive are an opportunity for the public to learn about world population day with regards to their reproductive health. MSU will also be disseminating key health promotion messages in various towns as well as offering free family planning counselling, breast cancer and blood pressure examination. Other services will be at half price at our centers on the day’s below;

Mbarara – 10th and 11th July

Hoima – 15th and 16th July

Kabale – 22nd and 23rd July

MSU  will also be conducting;

–             Community Drives  highlighting Family Planning messages.

–             Free Information Education Communication (IEC) materials on facts on the hotline, and cervical cancer.

–             Cervical cancer screening

–             And HIV testing and counselling.

–             Free physical examination by health workers.

Please call the toll free hotline on 0800220333 for more information.