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To its already rich pool of courses, IDI is excited to announce new Quality Management Systems courses (QMS) for laboratory personnel, namely

IDI Participates in World TB & Leprosy day celebrations in Arua district.

On a hot sunny Saturday morning on March 24, 2018, district officials and implementing partners in Arua district kicked off the celebrations commemorating World Tuberculosis & Leprosy day with a five kilometer run and thereafter converged at Booma grounds. Opening remarks were made by the Deputy mayor of Arua Kalusum Abdul who welcomed all stakeholders and partners with special thanks to the guest of honor Honorable Sarah Opendi, the State Minister for Health and General Duties.

At the regional follow up event during the Presidential Fast track initiative(PFTI) celebrations held in Hoima at the end of February 2018; Dr. Lisa Nelson the Ugandan CDC country Director in her speech was impressed by the level of HIV services coverage in the region. She thanked the Government and IDI a key implementing partner for offering comprehensive HIV care and treatment in the region.

EDCTP launches alumni network

On October 3, 2017 in Johannesburg South Africa, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) launched an Alumni network whose goal is to foster Excellence and Collaboration in the next generation of researchers.

IDI supports ART differentiated service delivery models to improve client retention in care

To support the continuous assessment and tracking of medicine supply chain management, the Ministry of Health (MOH) with support from Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project established a system known as Support Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS). As an implementing Partner, IDI is mandated to support the MOH Medicine Management Supervisors (MMS) to execute the health facility assessments across Masindi and Kiryandongo districts using the SPARS tool.

In the second last week of November, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) welcomed the Ugandan Country Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Lisa Nelson to the West Nile region where IDI is currently implementing the Comprehensive HIV/AIDS service delivery project, which also covers South Sudan refugees and a One-Health Global Health Security Project (GHSP).

On June 28 in Masindi district and on June 29, 2017 in Hoima district, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) organized and held the second Annual Performance Review meeting for its Western Region Comprehensive HIV/AIDS project funded by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).