Technical assistance and capacity building in the delivery of health services: A case study of Kasese District 1990 – 2007.
Malere, Bright Anthony
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The study was conducted to examine Technical Assistance and its Impact on Capacity Building in the Delivery of Health Services in of Kasese District covering a period between 1990 and 2007. The study was conducted in Kasese District and six villages in two sub-counties were selected. A qualitative and descriptive study design was carried out and the data was collected from 60 respondents including medical practitioners, individuals at the household level, providers of technical assistance (BTC and RTI) and some administrators in the local government department of health. Two different self administered questionnaires and an interview guide were used for this purpose. The Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) version 16 was used for analysis of the data. Frequency tables, pie charts and bar graphs with simple percentages and frequencies were used to present the results of data analysis. Inferential statistics were inferred from the individual responses of the different respondents. The study explored the impact of technical assistance received in the health sector on the capacity building in the delivery of health services The results showed that there was a general state of satisfaction with the technical assistance received and an anonymous positive response to whether the technical assistance resulted in a significant impact on capacity building in the delivery of health services. The respondents also suggested that there is a positive correlation between technical assistance and capacity building The study recommended that the different recipients of technical assistance should continue to put this assistance to good use and that there should be structures in place to manage these funds, account for them and operate in a good working relationship with the providers of this assistance.