Primary Health Care service providers’ training in KabaleLawrence Tebandeke
According to the TUITAH project, the training was under AIM 2 of the project and its overall goal was “enhance the capacity of Primary Health Care providers to deliver comprehensive HIV service delivery and strengthen bidirectional linkages between health facilities and communities in rural Uganda”
The In-service training curriculum will Enhance capacity of primary health care workers to provide comprehensive HIV care and strengthen bidirectional linkages between the health facilities and communities thus improving the integration of informal providers (None Health Stakeholders) into formal health systems to improve referrals/linkages, ART adherence and retention of clients in care
20 trainees were involved including 12 PHC providers, 6 peer educators and 2 linkage facilitators who had been selected from 5 health facilities of Rugarama Hospital, Rushooroza Hospital, Kamukira HC IV, KIHEFO HCIV and Kyanamira HCIII.
It was a two-day intensive training that took place on March 12 and 13th 2019 at Riverside Gardens and Resort Hotel in Kabale. This was the first training for this cohort of trainees and only one domain of the 3 in the curriculum was covered. The methods of training included pre and post training assessments, participatory presentations, group discussions and plenary presentations. Trainees were grouped into 5 according to their respective health Facility.