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Kenya - What we do
IFROH works with the University of Wales, researchers and their in-country partners, either as project staff or in supporting the administration of research and training projects.
Capacity Building and Training We support Kenya HIV program partners in equipping health service providers with the capacity to improve Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for HIV programs at national, county and sub-county levels. At the health facility level, IFROH has led the development and delivery of short courses around: understanding documentation requirements identifying data gaps collecting and analyzing technically sound data using that data to improve program planning and decision making The first two courses, HIV M&E Tools and Cohort Analysis, have been offered as five-day face-to-face short course workshops. To date, the HIV M&E Tools course has reached more than 1,500 health service providers in 14 counties in Kenya through these face-to-face training sessions.
We also are leading the effort to develop e-learning solutions for capacity building initiatives as a means of expanding the reach and coverage of NASCOP’s courses. HIV Strategic Information Capacity Building.
Our team partners with public health experts and fosters capacity development through tailored interventions, protocols and tools for implementation, data analysis and dissemination of findings. eLearning Program The eLearning platform, developed on the open source Moodle Learning Management System (LMS), is hosted at the University of Nairobi eLearning portal. The platform features an attractive and creative, course instructional design, a robust help desk and learner support mechanism.
The National HIV M&E tools training course, the first course deployed on the LMS, is a mix of text and video-based content, interactive case scenarios, practice sessions, live chat rooms tutorials and in-course discussion forums. The learner support mechanisms include an integrated and automated Short Messaging Service (SMS)and emails with important reminders, announcements and course milestone achievements as well as a cloud-hosted open source ticketing system that individual learners can use to submit questions and receive a response from the support team. More than 5,300 health care workers have enrolled in the online HIV M&E tools training course in 2018.
The course takes 45 days of learning and the completion rate is currently at 50%. The transition to eLearning has expanded the uptake and coverage of the NASCOP courses, and we are currently converting the HEI and ART cohort analysis course into eLearning modules. Learn more and enroll in the online courses. HIV Care and Treatment Accelerating Children’s HIV Treatment In partnership with President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are supporting a two-year initiative to double the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.