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Pacific PMTCT Training Package - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands

July 2008
Adapted by UNICEF Pacific
WHO/HHS-CDC PMTCT Generic Training Package
Training Package
Covers
Description
Components
Objectives
Development

Training Package

Participant Manual Trainer Manual Slides and Booklet
PDF Word PDF Word PPT PDF
Complete Manual 6.2MB NA 5.5MB NA NA NA
Introduction 434K 270K
618K 561K
1.1MB 798K
Module 1: Introduction to HIV/AIDS 1.3MB 1.7MB
594K
1.2MB
5.7MB
7.1MB
Module 2: Overview of HIV Prevention in Mothers, Infants, and Young Children 979K 1.3MB
345K
662K
4.8MB
3.3MB
Module 3: Interventions to Prevent MTCT of HIV 971K 1.4MB
375K
915K
2.3MB
4.5MB
Module 4: Stigma and Discrimination Related to MTCT 935K 1.2MB
302MB
561K
2.7MB
2.3MB
Module 5: HIV Counselling and Testing for PMTCT 1.4MB 2.1MB
956K
4.6MB
2.3MB
3.6MB
Module 6: Infant Feeding in the Context of HIV Infection 1MB 1.5MB
764K
1.1MB
12MB
8,4MB
Module 7: Comprehensive Care and Support for Pregnant Women, Mothers, HIV-exposed Infants and Families with HIV Infection 1.2MB 2.7MB
912K
2.7MB
17MB
9MB
Module 8: Safety and Supportive Care in the Work Environment 1.8MB 3.8MB
1.2MB
3.5MB
7.3MB
3.7MB
Module 9: PMTCT Programme Monitoring 893K 1.1MB
350K
568K
2.2MB
2MB
Closing the Course NA NA 43K
102K
NA NA
Optional Field Visit 791K
1MB
104K
231K
NA NA
Frequently Asked Questions 56K
152K
56K
152K
NA NA
Module Resources 95K
309K
102K
308K
NA NA
Glossary 42K
158K
704K
202K
NA NA
Complete Presentation Booklet NA NA NA NA NA 41.5MB
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Covers

Participant Manual [PDF] Trainer Manual [PDF] Presentation Booklet [PDF]
Fiji 180K 180K 178K
Kiribati 172K
172K
172K
Solomon 168K
169K
169K
Vanuatu 169K
168K
170K
Page Dividers NA NA 254K
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Description

The Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Training Package was developed as a key component in the effort to build capacity to accelerate the scale-up of PMTCT services across these four Pacific Island countries. The Training Package - the first to be developed in the Pacific region - is also expected to support the building of consensus and ultimately, standardization, of HIV-related policy and practice in the Pacific. Despite a relatively low prevalence of HIV in Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands, many of the Pacific Island countries are currently experiencing the requisite conditions for a catastrophic HIV epidemic: rapid political, economic and social change; highly mobile populations; high rates of STI; and low levels of health and sex education. However, with commitment to action and the ability to draw upon the knowledge and experience of the international community, Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands may still avert a generalized HIV epidemic.

Components

The Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands Training Package consists of the following components:

bullet Participant Manual is the main reference document for course participants. It includes an Introduction; nine content modules covering basic knowledge of HIV, specific PMTCT interventions, infant feeding counselling, safety and supportive care in the work environment, and monitoring and evaluation. Each of the modules includes clearly stated objectives; technical information; summary and exercises. It also contains a Glossary, Frequently Asked Questions and a Resources section.
bullet Trainer Manual includes all of the technical material that appears in the Participant Manual, describes the trainer's role in course planning, and offers the trainer directions for conducting each session.
bullet Presentation Booklet includes slides/overheads that summarize the main content areas of each module.

Objectives

The overall goal of the Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands PMTCT Training Package is to promote HIV-free child survival in the Pacific through an integrated, comprehensive approach to HIV and STI prevention and care for women and men at the reproductive stage of life, and their children. This Training Package, which is targeted to healthcare workers in settings where PMTCT services will be/are offered, is a key component in achieving that goal. The objectives of the Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands Training Package are:

bullet To provide information and introductory skills on the essential components of a PMTCT programme, including the prevention of HIV; prevention of transmission from mother-to-child; provision of treatment and care to HIV-infected women, children and their families.
bullet To facilitate the reduction of HIV-related stigma and discrimination and promote community linkages by empowering the healthcare worker to collaborate with community agencies and services.
bullet To increase the capacity of programme managers and healthcare workers in resource-limited settings to deliver PMTCT services.
bullet To help develop or strengthen national PMTCT curriculum and training plans.

Development

The development of the Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands Training Package was lead by the UNICEF-Pacific office and a Technical Working Group (TWG), which included members from each of the countries. UNICEF adapted the Pacific training package in collaboration with the FXB Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey based on the updated World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Generic Training Package (GTP). The 2007 update of the GTP was used as the framework into which key Pacific Islands PMTCT documents, policies, and research was incorporated. The TWG reviewed draft materials, ensured the Training Package was technically sound as well as culturally appropriate. The Training Package was piloted in Nadi, Fiji in November 2007 and then finalized in April 2008.

The Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands adaptation of the GTP is the first adaptation of the updated GTP (2007): it incorporates lessons learned from the original GTP (2004) and the multiple adaptations of that document across the globe.

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