Training Since 2011, CCS supported the prevention program of mother to-child transmission of HIV in the provinces of Inhambane and Maputo City and achieved, in 2012, 19,481 pregnant women tested,of whom 4612 were pregnant and positive and 3742 (81%) received ARV s.
Throughout 2013, CCS supported the MOH in implementing the activities of the National Elimination of Pediatric HIV Plan, focusing on the implementation of ART Universal Access, Option B +, and the pregnant and lactating HIV + woman.
To implement these activities, the maternal child health team MCH / PTV iterated that 12 officers, 1 advisor and 1 Management personnel has focused collaboration to support the following activities:
- Integration of ART services in MCH services
- Implementation of membership activities and retention of the mother-baby pair
- Equipping MCH services with essential medical supplies for the provision of MCH consultations
- Training on ART of ESMI (maternal and child health nurses) and tutoring using Clinical Competence instruments from MOH
- Formative supervision of the implementation of Option B +, together with DPS and MOH
- MCH is conducting consultations at supported HFs
Support the expansion and improvement of early infant diagnosis, including PCR sample flow
- Establish partner testing strategies and escorting discordant couples
- Participation of the CCS PTV Officer in the TASK FORCE PTV Group from MOH contributed to the development of Option B+ policies, supervision screenplay, integrated PMTCT training packages, updating of the training package for ESMI, Quality Improved Policy instrument component of PMTCT, National Acceleration Plan for HIV Services and support materials for the implementation of Option B +.
One of CCS’s support areas is the training of health providers to strengthen the National Health System continuously through its network of managers and advisors at different levels and in different areas.
Since 2012 the MOH issued the challenge to the provinces, under the acceleration plan, to expand the health network to allow a greater number of patients into care with short waiting time in health facilities; in this context, there has been an increased shortage of qualified human resources and CCS intends to support this challenge by supporting the formation of new qualified staff, "task shifting" (option B +, one stop on the TB) of human resources already formed, to integrate the training packages (pharmacy) training initial and further supporting the DPSI and MOH in the identification of needs for human resources.
To achieve its objectives, CCS developed several activities among which are: continuous training and creating the basis for a form for recording the support and progress of monitoring, support for training institutions of Inhambane and Maputo, creation of a virtual library, continuous updating of CCS employees in relation to their different areas of intervention by international and national publications, establishing partnership with different training institutions in professional pre-stage frameworks and coordinating partner cooperation.
Support for initial and continuing training area for the strengthening of the National Health System.
• Training of CCS in technical areas to ensure quality in support to health facilities;
• Training of all CCS staff on topics of interest;
• Strengthening of the National Health System through continuing education in coordination with the different program areas;
• Development of a database with records of all formations in such a way that permits greater control of the support provided;
• Support for health training institutions in Inhambane and Maputo City, contributing to the increase of qualified staff;
• Establish partnership with other universities / IDF professional technician for Pre-Professional Training collaborating in this way, training of qualified professionals in various areas;
• Develop a Virtual Library to allow consultation of bibliographies or articles of interest;
• Coordinate activities with donors (CDC, ICAP) in order to ensure proper use of funds;
Coordinate activities with cooperation partners (NGOs, OBC's, DPS's, SDSMAS, MOH) to support the identification of needs and satisfying those needs identified in the area of human resources, ensure greater exchange in order to achieve optimization of the expected results while avoiding duplication in activities.