Why trainings ?
The Swaziland National AIDS Programme is committed to achieving King Mswati III’s vision of an AIDS free generation. The HIV and AIDS epidemic, however, is increasingly changing, so are the approaches to prevention, health promotion, care and treatment. These changes necessitate that health care workers are kept abreast of the changing service delivery models, guidelines, regimens etc. In-service training (IST) is an approach that the Ministry of Health (MoH) employs to capacitate its health workforce to enable them competently, effectively and efficiently deliver quality, safe, equitable health services and achieve the 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets according to national and international guidelines and standards.
SNAP works closely with the MoH training unit to plan, design, deliver, follow-up and evaluate training in different thematic areas which include but not limited to; Leadership and management; Prevention; Care, treatment and support; Quality management; Monitoring and evaluation; and Community HIV response.
The MoH training unit through support from USAID ASSIST Project developed National In-Service Training Guidelines which aim to improve and standardize training systems in the MoH. SNAP, therefore conducts its trainings based on this guidance for effectiveness, efficiency and sustainable training efforts. In line with the IST guidelines, SNAP conducts the following while implementing training activities;
- Conduct training needs assessment among healthcare workers
- Develop quarterly training plans, which feed into the MoH quarterly IST calendar, following the MoH IST coordination mechanism
- Develop, review and standardize IST curricula and other training materials
- Utilize the national IST registers to harmonize training data capturing to ease tracking of trainees and trainings
- Capture training data into the training information management system (TIMS) to standardize training names, ease tracking of trainees and trainings conducted by the programme and reduce duplication of trainings
- Prepare training reports
- Conduct trainings and follow-up mentorships visits to support trainees implement learnt skills
- Conduct training evaluation to inform improvements
Other capacity building interventions include; Coaching, Mentoring, Collaborative learning sessions, Study visits, and self-directed learning using resource centres, etc.
Some of trainings provided by the program:
- Advanced IMAI Training- for Doctors
- Basic IMAI Training - for all Nurses
- NARTIS Training - for Registered nurse (only)
- Adherence and psychosocial support training and for expert clients
- Monitoring and Evaluation Training
- Quality Assurance and Management Training