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Table 1 Content of the participatory community engagement intervention in Uganda

From: Evaluating the effect of innovative motivation and supervision approaches on community health worker performance and retention in Uganda and Mozambique: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Intervention components Uganda
Key principles Village health clubs (VHCs) aiming to improve child health through a community led-forum with the village health team (VHT) as the main focus point.
Based on five main pillars:
• open to all
• village owned
• intended to support VHT work
• strength based (using village assets), and
• fun and focused
Training and club facilitation Two VHT club facilitators from each village trained for four days to encourage club members to plan and carry out the club’s activities using an action and planning cycle.
Accessories and materials • Picture cards for ranking common child health problems
Instructional VHC flip books
• T-shirts
• Membership cards
• Stamps and other stationary to help with the establishment and operation of the clubs in the communities
Supervisor support and patrons Village leaders were appointed as patrons and sensitised to support the mobilisation of the communities to join the clubs.
VHT supervisors, health assistants and sub-county development officers were trained by District Health Educators and Malaria Consortium master trainers in effective supervision skills using a core competency assessment tool, and as trainers of VHTs in the VHC intervention.
Numbers of users A total of 880 VHTs across the eight districts, to facilitate the set-up of 440 VHCs.