Curriculum Design

Developing PRONTO’s Curriculum

PRONTO’s curricular packages are tailored to meet local project needs and priority areas. To meet these needs, PRONTO International collaborates with in-country project leadership and local experts to determine project priority areas informing the curricular package. Local experts know the unique needs of their settings best, and PRONTO International relies on this invaluable expertise.

PRONTO’s curriculum development process promotes innovation, interaction and iteration, and occurs in a three-pronged approach: Planning, Development, and Implementation.


Phase I: Planning

Planning is an important part of the curriculum development process and lays the groundwork for a successful program developed in partnership with stakeholders.  The planning phase consists of:

  • Identify country and project key stakeholders
  • Stakeholders and partners decide on clinical priority areas for project and curricular package
  • Establish a local curriculum working group who provide ongoing feedback to continuously improve the curriculum

Phase II: Development

During the development phase, PRONTO International takes the information gathered in the planning phase to develop the tailored curriculum.

  • Curriculum development process begins, with regular feedback and curricular contributions from curriculum working group to assure curricular materials adhere to local and national guidelines
  • Finalize all curricular materials as part of the curriculum package

Phase III: Project Implementation

During the implementation phase, PRONTO works to finalize all curriculum components with project partners and then trains implementers how to use the curriculum to teach providers how to manage neonatal and maternal emergencies.

  • Training and project implementation begins with finalized curricular materials, in partnership with local team.
  • PRONTO works with local teams to develop realistic monitoring and evaluation plans to measure the success of the initiative