Workplace Wellness Programme

Report
Workplace & HIV/AIDS Unit
Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care
An initiative that dates back to 1990s
 Health Workers the backbone of the health care
system- forefront of prevention, treatment, care and
support services
 Impact of HIV/AIDS on Botswana Health Care System
-Increased physical and emotional demand on Health
Worker
-Emerging and re-emerging health problems impacting
further on already over-stretched workforce
-Work environment a major source of stress, discontent
and burnout for health workers
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Health workforce a scarce resource with chronic
shortages hence the TTR WHO initiative 2006
Health Workers seek services late due to fear, stigma and
discrimination hence the WWP
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2005/2006
MOH providing leadership and technical guidance with
PEPFAR support
 Programme Coordinator appointed in 2005 (supported by
PEPFAR)
 National steering committee in place for technical guidance
 National needs assessment conducted in 2005
 Sensitization of leadership at national and district level
 Development of Programme’s 3 year plan
GOAL: To provide services and support to enhance the wellbeing and job-satisfaction of health workers in order to
improve their emotional and physical health, prevent
burnout, enhance staff retention and have a positive
impact on patient care.
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Desired
2007
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Facility Readiness Assessment conducted
Supportive structures in place to drive implementation
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Operational Guidelines developed- minimum package services
to be offered
Workplace Wellness Committees (18 hospitals, 3 headquarters
units)
Quarterly reporting tool developed
Facility Support Visits conducted
Development of Health Promotion Materials
Development of Capacity Building Modules on Stress
Management, Occupational Health Safety, Death & Dying
and Team Building
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Commenced Training of TOTs and Support Group Facilitators
Programme Materials
Journals
Handbooks
Government of Botswana
STRESS
MANAGEMENT
Staff
Morale
TEAM
BUILDING
A Handbook for Health Workers
A Handbook for Health Worker
January 2008
A Handbook for
Supervisors and Managers
In Health Institutions
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January 2008
August 2007
Posters
Brochures
Folders
Pens
Lanyards
Lephata la Botsogo
Botsogo
jwa
Badiri
Ministry of Health
Wellness
Program for
Health
Workers
Government of Botswana
Support Groups
For
Health
Workers
Capacity Building Modules
- Facilitator Manuals
- Participant Journals
- Facilitator’s Guide
- Member’s Guide
2008
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Scaling up training at facility level on Stress
Management, Occupational Health Safety, and Team
Building including support groups
Launch of the Programme by the Honorable Minister of
Health
Held the First Annual National Review and Planning
Seminar - Focal Officers opportunity for sharing Best Practices
Poster presentation of 2 Abstracts at the HIV/AIDS
International Conference in Mexico
Commenced development of M&E Framework
Developed Post Exposure Prophylaxis Algorithm
Hon. Minister of Health – Opening Remarks
MOH Staff
Hon. Minister of Health – Touring Wellness
Stalls
MOH Staff enjoying Healthy refreshments
MOH Staff – Aerobics Session
WWP Launch – Organizing Committee
2009
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TB/HIV Education and Care for high risk health care
workers commenced in collaboration with BNTP, ARV and
Upenn. Infection Prevention and Control an integral
component of this initiative
WWP contributed to the DHAPC website
Completion of ‘Facility Resource Toolkit’
Development of the ‘Daily Health Promotion /Inspiration
Book’
Development of Programme Logo
Recreation
Health screening
Treatment and care
Psychosocial support
Spiritual care
Capacity building
Lifestyle
Stress management
Statistical HIGHLIGHTS
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Stress Management/Team Building/Occupational Health
o TOTs – 273
o Managers – 84 (+ 20 I H S Managers on SM)
Support Group Facilitators – 190
Aerobics Instructor Training – 56
Monitoring & Evaluation – 70
TB/HIV – 2232, screened for TB - 941, screened for HIV 535 (Dec 2009 for PMH, SEDC incl BLH, Kgatleng incl DRM)
expansion ongoing to incl Kanye Nyangabgwe,SLH, Athlone
etc
22/28 Hospitals plus MOHHQ, CMS, NHL offering wellness
services (at varying levels of implementation)
49 Support Groups in 19 health facilities
15 Hospitals scaled up training to over 800 health workers
16 Hospitals have conducted annual wellness days
Over 400 Peer Educators trained
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Continuation of capacity building scale up at facilities
Development of Workplace Peer Counsellor Manual
Evaluation of Peer Education
Dissemination of PEP Algorithm
Facilitation of training on infection control protocols
Scale up of TB/HIV Education and Care for high risk
health workers
Development of target specific health promotion
materials especially for youth, men and women
Quarterly technical support visits
Ministry of Health
THANK YOU

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