IDI’s Training Programme offers advanced and specialized courses in management of HIV and related infectious diseases. It targets health workers and health managers in resource limited settings and aims to strengthen health systems in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa. Areas of training include HIV, laboratory, malaria, clinical pharmacology, research and systems capacity building. The IDI Training Programme works with highly qualified national and international trainers to offer evidence-based training that matches the best training available globally.
Health workers who come to IDI are taken through the “IDI experience,” which is a careful blend of classroom, clinic and community immersion. It is an intervention that is responsive to felt global, national and community needs; and is delivered by seasoned professionals in an ambience that is friendly to professionals and individuals managing or living with HIV and related infectious diseases. Experiential learning includes self teaching, group participation, case discussions, and hands-on clinical community practice. As much as possible, training is tailored to suit the needs and wants of the health care providers participating in courses. Entire teams from health facilities are often trained together; this way the different levels of providers can learn to effectively complement each other’s work, and can strategize together about how to deal with systems-level challenges.
By the end of specialized training at IDI, trainees will have a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter in which they were trained, and will be able to put into practice what they have learned. The IDI Training experience does not end when the training ends. The programme remains in contact with alumni once they return to their health facilities, and offers mentoring and support as needed, including (in some cases) on-site supportive supervision.
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