Training

By uplifting others, we uplift ourselves.

We have a long tradition of providing local training and mentoring at a provincial level on a broad range of health topics. Empowered by a custom built training records application we can accurately monitor our progress.

Training services provided

Trainers are trained as mentors, assessors, and moderators, and are registered with the Health and Welfare SETA and all training material follows government guidelines.

Didactic training is provided either offsite or adapted for onsite training. We offer for doctors, nurses, lay counsellors, and non-medical personnel. Topics covered:

  • the finger-pricking method of blood sample collection
  • Enabling counsellors to provide continuity of care during a testing session
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses HIV Module (IMCI)
  • Paediatric Nurse Initiated Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (NIMART)
  • Paediatric HIV Management Course.
  • Guidelines for the management of lung health, TB, HIV, and STI patients (PALSA PLU)

In-service training covers a variety of topics in short one to two-hour sessions. Topics that can be addressed are:

  • Debriefing
  • Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT)
  • Infection control
  • Couple counselling
  • Conflict management
  • Adolescent HIV care and treatment
  • Status disclosure

Mentoring by our clinically trained mentors has been authorised by the National Depart of Health to host the I-Tech mentorship programme.
All our clinical trainers are qualified PALSA PLUS & IMCI trained. We offer to train the trainer programs if they are required.

Pre-service training is an effort to provide relevant up to date information to the student nurses and medical interns before they enter into community service. This has proven effective in Mpumalanga were over 100 medical staff have been taught.