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Title: CHART Regional Coordinating Unit


1
CHART Regional Coordinating Unit
  • 2006 The Year in Review

2
Three goals (targets)
  • 1. Achieving sustainability
  • 2. Enhancing capacity
  • 3. Recruiting skilled persons / assuring
    transfer of skills to a larger pool of persons

3
Activities
1.
2.
3.
  • CHART Network Governance activated
  • Strategic Plan developed
  • M E strengthened
  • National Training Centres supported
  • Provision of funds through PANCAP Global Fund
  • Field Visits
  • Selected training events supported
  • Negotiating for establishment of new National
    Training Centres
  • Study Tour of Southern Africa
  • Strengthening links with partner agencies
  • Participated in
  • XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto,
    Canada
  • Retreat with I-TECH staff

On-going
4
Achieving sustainability
5
Towards sustainability Governance
  • Executive Council
  • Inaugural meeting June 6, 2006 Kingston, Jamaica
  • Second meeting September 30, 2006, Nassau,
    Bahamas
  • Third meeting February 1, 2007, Port-of-Spain,
    Trinidad Tobago
  • Advisory Board
  • First meeting February 1, 2007, Port-of-Spain,
    Trinidad Tobago

6
Towards sustainability Governance Structure
7
Towards sustainability Operational procedures
  • Bye-laws established, ratified and in operation
  • Terms of reference, roles and responsibilities
    established for Executive Committee and Advisory
    Board
  • Establishment Memoranda of Understanding
  • Criteria for establishment of new CHART centres
    drafted

8
Achieving sustainability Strategic Planning
  • An overview of the CHART Network Strategic Plan
    2007-2011 will be presented separately

9
Enhancing capacity and transferring skills
10
Additional staffing at the RCU
  • Programme Management Advisor - Jan 06
  • Executive Assistant - April 06
  • Information and Communications Officer - June 06

11
Transfer of Skills and Responsibility
  • VCT Instructional Design Workshop, Kingston,
    Jamaica, 2-6 October 2006
  • Overall goal to develop the draft of a training
    manual that would help to improve and maintain an
    optimum quality of VCT services in the Caribbean.
  • Method Participatory learning
  • Training conducted by six Master Trainers from
    the region, who had been previously trained by
    JHPIEGO

12
Significant Developments
  • Caribbean Partnership for Nurses in HIVAIDS Care
    (CHART/I-TECH/CNO)
  • Meeting of Caribbean Nurses, January 2006,
    Barbados
  • Second Meeting, June 2006, Jamaica
  • Third Meeting, September 2006, Dominica
  • Fourth Meeting, January 2007, Trinidad
  • Nursing Training of Trainers on Mentoring, Las
    Vegas, Nevada (USA), 31 October 2 November 2006

13
Significant Developments
  • HIV Training for Dental Practitioners
  • Workshops Suriname, Guyana, St. Lucia
  • Publication of handbook, HIV/AIDS in Dental
    Practice, edited by Prof. S. Prabhu (Book launch
    in JA September 2006)
  • Imminent adaptation of this handbook for use by
    dental practitioners in India

14
Significant Developments
  • HIV Training for Caribbean Pharmacists
  • The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP)
  • Declared its commitment to improving
    Pharmaceutical care of persons living with HIV
  • Formed a working alliance with the CHART RCU
  • The RCU supported participation of pharmacists in
    regional meetings organized by CAP at which HIV
    training was done
  • Rational procurement, Jamaica, March 200
  • Meetings held in St Kitts and Jamaica

15
Significant Developments
  • CHART/CDC GAP/I-TECH Caribbean Training
    Integration Workshop, Barbados, November 2006
  • Focus on developing/clarifying/producing national
    training plans
  • 33 participants from 15 Caribbean countries
    including CHART National Training Coordinators
    OECS Training Coordinator staff from Belize,
    Guyana, Haiti MoH, Trinidad Tobago

16
Caribbean Trainers
Type Number
Qualified Clinical Trainer 29
Qualified Advanced Trainer 9
Counseling Trainer 36
Clinical Trainer 41
Classroom Trainer 13
TOTAL 128
17
The CHART/I-TECH Link
I-TECH
  • Continued to be the main channel for financing
    the units of the CHART Network (except Haitian
    Centres)
  • Sponsored CHART Staff to I-TECH International
    Conference on Mentorship
  • Contributed to the CHART Study Tour of Southern
    Africa (with Merck, Inc., Global Fund and UN PAF)
  • Gave scholarships to 15 Caribbean nationals to
    attend Principles of STI Research course at UW

18
The CHART/I-TECH Link
I-TECH
  • Provided technical assistance in the following
    areas
  • Organizational development
  • Strategic planning
  • Curriculum and materials development (Training
    Tools)
  • Updating of Caribbean Clinical Care Guidelines
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Training in PMTCT, STI treatment, use of ARVs
  • Development of a Caribbean Nursing Initiative

19
The CHART/I-TECH Link
I-TECH
  • Hosted separate retreats for NC and RCU Staff
  • Concluded support to the CHART Centres in Haiti,
    but strengthened support to some other aspects of
    the Haitian HIV programme

20
The CHART RCU and the OECS
  • Between January and June 2006, the CHART RCU
    completed a contract with the Harvard Medical
    School Division of AIDS on behalf of the OECS
    HIV/AIDS Project Unit
  • (Before this, the arrangement was maintained on
    behalf of the Secretariat of the OECS Regional
    Coordinating Mechanism)

21
The CHART RCU and the OECS
  • Harvard Medical School Division of AIDS
    (subcontracted by the RCU) hired
  • Dr Julianne Steel-Duncan (Paediatrician with
    experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care)
  • Ms. Linda Marc, Registered Nurse
  • These two field staff worked in 6 OECS Countries
  • conducted training activities
  • helped with preparation of HIV care guidelines
    and protocols

22
HMSDAIDS in the OECS Aug 2005 - June 2006
  • 259 Individuals trained
  • Range 2-103 per country
  • 18 workshops/group trainings at work places
  • 360 episodes of individual training
  • 85 preceptorship-type
  • 275 didactic sessions

23
HMSDAIDS in the OECS Aug 2005 - June 2006
  • Guidelines and/or protocols developed/improved in
    5 of 6 countries
  • Topics covered in training sessions
  • Antiretroviral management in adults and children
  • Prevention and treatment of opportunistic
    infections
  • Post exposure prophylaxis
  • Partner counselling and notification
  • Adherence and stigma reduction training (pilot)

24
Negotiating for establishment of New CHART Centres
  • Trinidad Tobago
  • A series of meetings with key stakeholders
  • CHART / I-TECH / PAHO / MoH / RHAs / UWI
  • Dominican Republic
  • Meetings with the leadership of COPRESIDA
  • Correspondence with the leadership of DIGECITSS

25
Links with regional agencies
  • PANCAP
  • CCNAPC
  • CRN
  • CHRC
  • PAHO and CAREC

26
Staff Movements
Arriving
Leaving
  • Sandra McKenzie
  • Programme Management Advisor
  • Maria Rankine
  • Executive Assistant to the Director
  • Lorraine Anglin
  • Information and Communications Officer
  • Hope Ramsay
  • Assistant Lecturer, UWI HARP and CHART Trainer
  • Barbara McGaw
  • First Regional Training Coordinator

27
The Way Forward
  • Implement strategic plan 2007-2011
  • Develop and activate business plan and
    communication plan
  • Regularly use benchmarks and indicators in
    assessing, and reporting on outputs and outcomes
  • Harmonize activities and indicators
  • Consolidate relationships with Caribbean and
    International partners
  • Evaluate inputs, process, outputs, outcomes and
    impact

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