The World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Capacity Development in HIV Surveillance, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia has organised a five-day workshop on HIV surveillance, and evaluation of HIV prevention in high-risk groups. The course takes place from 14-18 November 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia. The course aims to provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in implementation of HIV surveillance methods in high-risk groups, as well as methods used to carry out studies that aim to evaluate HIV prevention interventions in high-risk groups. The course targets epidemiologists, public health professionals and social scientists
The course will cover a number of key topics including: components of HIV surveillance in high-risk groups; non-probabilistic and probabilistic sample designs in community-based surveys in high-risk groups; overview of HIV prevention interventions in high-risk groups and methods for evaluation of preventions using simple and more complex designs.
The course consists of lectures, presentations of case studies of surveillance surveys and evaluation studies, exercises and group work.
This course is relevant and highly recommended for Kenya, especially given the growing realisation that to effectively tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, interventions will have to target high risk groups. This is owing to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS among these groups, especially sexual minorities. GIZ Health Sector Programme is of the view that targeting such groups in the fight against HIV/AIDS would effectively address the emerging dynamics of the pandemic- especially the unique situations and needs of these groups that make it necessary to design strategies that directly responds to them. This course will importantly build the capacity of participants to be able to effectively respond to the needs and situations of such groups.
For more details please download course programme: Programme-HIV-surveillance-and-evaluation-of-HIV-prevention-Zagreb-Nov-20112011-09-15
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