The efforts of the individual HPTIs will be synergized. The TUITAH program network will generate shared research outputs to provide evidence that can;
- Inform policy to improve engagement and retention in care of PLHIV;
- Overcome barriers such as stigma, disclosure, and discrimination; and
- Generate new interventions to prevent new HIV infections.
A functional Community of Practice (CoP) is being established in Uganda, taking advantage of the facts that the four TUITAH institutions are all rural-based and involved in training health professionals. Using the Knowledge Management Model (KMM, we will address where and in what forms knowledge on HIV exists; what the network need to know; how to promote a culture conducive to learning, sharing, and knowledge creation (research); how to make the right knowledge available to the right people at the right time (dissemination); how to best generate or acquire relevant new knowledge (culture); and how to manage all of these factors to enhance performance to meet CoP strategic goals, opportunities, and challenges.
The KMM consists of six components ; Strategy, Organizational Culture, Institutional Process, Management and Leadership/Coordination, Institutional Policies, and Technology that we will use to strengthen the network to support implementation of the trainings (Aims 1 and 2), and research (Aim 3).