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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Infection Generic Training Package

February 2005
World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and JHPIEGO at Johns Hopkins University
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Participant Manual, Trainer Manual, and Slides
Training Programme and Course Director Guide, Pocket Guide, and Wall Charts
Summary of Updates
Description
Technical Note
Ordering Information
Translations
Other GTP Resources

Participant Manual, Trainer Manual, and Slides

Participant Manual Slides Trainer Manual
PDF Word PPT PDF Word
Complete Manual 2.9MB
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Introduction and Overview 394K
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NA 253K
793K
Module 1: Introduction to HIV/AIDS 314K
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1.1MB
Module 2: Overview of HIV Prevention in Mothers, Infants, and Young Children 209K
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Module 3: Specific Interventions to Prevent MTCT 238K
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Module 4: Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV Infection 654K
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Module 5: Stigma and Discrimination Related to MTCT 253K
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Module 6: HIV Testing and Counselling for PMTCT 307K
1.5MB
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1.7MB
Module 7: Linkages to Treatment, Care and Support for Mothers and Families with HIV Infection 225K
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Module 8: Safety and Supportive Care in the Work Environment 322K
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Module 9: PMTCT Programme Monitoring and Field Visit Guide 490K
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Glossary and Resources 194K
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Complete Presentation Booklet
Presentation Booklet, Part 1: Modules 1-2
Presentation Booklet, Part 2: Modules 3-4
Presentation Booklet, Part 3: Modules 5-6
Presentation Booklet, Part 4: Modules 7-9
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1.1MB
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Training Programme and Course Director Guide, Pocket Guide, and Wall Charts

PDF Word
Training Programme and Course Director Guide 1MB 1.5MB
Pocket Guide 754K 1.4MB
Wall Charts 390K 894K
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Summary of Updates

bullet Summary of Major Updates Between November 2004 and August 2005
[Word, 127K]

Description

This is a comprehensive, evidence-based course for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and was written for implementation in resource-constrained settings. The package provides a context for reviewing existing materials (policies, procedures, and curricula) in light of current science and evidence-based practice. It also provides a framework for updating existing policy, developing materials where needed, and considering the implications of implementing PMTCT services in a range of clinical settings. The process of adapting the curriculum for country use facilitates stakeholder input. This curriculum also provides a mechanism for developing and sustaining human capacity building for PMTCT programmes.

The purpose of the generic training package is to provide:

  • An overview of the fundamental principles of a sustainable PMTCT programme.

  • Healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills to deliver basic PMTCT services.

  • Flexibility for integrating country-specific PMTCT policies and procedures.

  • A mechanism for human capacity-building to support PMTCT service delivery programmes.

The PMTCT Generic Training Package components are as follows:

  • The Training Programme and Course Director Guide, which is divided into two sections. Section 1: Training Programme Guide is targeted to those with overall responsibility for developing the PMTCT National Training Plan, adapting the generic PMTCT curriculum and creating the evaluation plan. Section 2: Course Director Guide is a resource document targeted to the individual or team responsible for organising and conducting the PMTCT training courses.

  • The Trainer Manual outlines the entire curriculum, describes the trainer's role in course planning, and offers the trainer directions for conducting each session.

  • The Participant Manual is the main reference document for course participants. It includes an introduction; nine content modules, each with a summary, clearly stated objectives, technical information, and exercises; a Glossary; and a Resources Guide.

  • The Presentation Booklet, which is part of the Participant Manual, includes slides/overheads that summarise the main content areas of each module. Additionally, the PowerPoint slides are included for adaptation and use in training sessions.

  • The Pocket Guide provides clear, concise information to support the delivery of services and is a handy reference for healthcare workers.

  • The Wall Charts can be posted in the health facility and are a reference on key PMTCT content areas.

Technical Note

Although the Microsoft Word documents have the advantage that they can be edited, the formatting is unstable (Microsoft defaults to the setting of the computer on which the file is opened). It is advisable to review the formatting all Microsoft documents, specifically the bullet points in all of the documents and the dashed boxes in the Trainer Manual. The Acrobat (PDF) documents will not undergo formatting changes, but they cannot be edited. Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher is required to open the PDF files. This software can be downloaded free of charge on the Adobe Acrobat site.

Ordering Information

Hard copies of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Generic Training Package can be ordered from the World Health Organization, Department of HIV/AIDS , 20, Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, E-mail: hiv-aids@who.int . An order form can be found on page 70 of the Training Programme and Course Director Guide.

Translations

The Generic Training Package is also available in Spanish , French , and Russian .

Other GTP Resources

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