Past Global Projects
The WHO/HHS-CDC PMTCT Generic Training Package (GTP)
The WHO/HHS-CDC PMTCT Generic Training Package (GTP) is a comprehensive, evidence-based course on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission in resource-limited settings. The GTP was designed to link and strengthen PMTCT services and existing training efforts. The GTP, which has been used by at least 45 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America, is intended to be adapted to include country-specific policies, guidelines, and recommendations.
The FXB Center developed the GTP in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS-CDC).
Trainer and Participant Manuals are the core of the GTP and contain 9 stand-alone modules with interactive skills-building exercises and accompanying slides. This training material supports a 5 1/2 day course with an optional half-day field visit. The Trainer Manual supports, trainers to use a range of teaching methods to create a highly interactive learning experience.
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Copies of national curricula adapted after the release of the WHO 2010 guidelines are available on request. Please contact Virginia Allread, FXB Center’s Global Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through funding from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global AIDS Program and under the auspices of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the FXB Center worked collaboratively with the Guyana Ministry of Health (MOH) to expand multi-disciplinary family-centered care and treatment of people infected with HIV through direct care and training. The FXB Center had offices in Guyana from 2003 to 2011, during which time we collaborated closely with other US government (USG), bilateral, and multilateral partners using evidence-based, culturally relevant and sustainable strategies. To read more about FXB Center activities in Guyana, click here
South Africa and Zambia
The FXB Center partnered with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health's International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) to provide technical assistance for programs in South Africa and in Zambia that support the development and scale-up of pediatric HIV within family-centered care and treatment programs. The FXB Center worked with ICAP and in-country partners to develop high-quality training materials and clinician support materials focusing on all aspects of care, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; early infant diagnosis; quality and continuous comprehensive clinical care for infected children; monitoring and assessment for treatment eligibility; continuous assessment for complications of HIV or HIV treatment; linkages and coordination between pediatric and adult care; and psychosocial assessment and support.
In Haiti, the FXB Center developed materials and mechanisms to support capacity building with clinicians
caring for infants, children, and adolescents who are HIV-exposed or HIV-infected. The FXB Center also provided training and technical assistance for quality management of pediatric HIV care. To read more about our activities in Haiti, click here.
In partnership with CDC-Kenya, the Ministry of Health (MOH) National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCOP), Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) and other Kenya PMTCT program partners, the FXB Center provided technical assistance to support the country plan for broad dissemination and use of the national PMTCT guidelines and enhancement of service provider capacity to deliver PMTCT services as recommended by national guidelines.To review and download resources from the Kenya
PMTCT National Training Curriculum, please click here.
Regional Caribbean Activities
The FXB Center provided technical assistance to the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART), the Caribbean Partnership for Nurses in HIV & AIDS Care, and the College of Bahamas School of Nursing in the areas of PMTCT, clinical mentorship, and nursing pre-service education. FXB developed Continuing Care for Mothers, Children, and Families Following Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programmes, a training module designed to facilitate the ongoing HIV care, treatment, and support for HIV-infected women and their families after they participate in a national PMTCT program. This training was created for use in the Caribbean, and a generic module is available for adaptation by clicking here.
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