Monday 17 December 2018

M20: Facility-Based HIV Surveillance

In spite of the improvements in HIV surveillance systems, substantial efforts are needed in the countries to implement fully functioning HIV surveillance. Facility based surveillance typically includes the following surveillance activities:

  • Case reporting (HIV, AIDS, STI)
  • Clinic-based sentinel HIV surveillance among TB and STI patients, pregnant women attending antenatal care services
  • Institution-based surveillance among other groups that can be sampled in certain facilities, such as drug users attending treatment centres, prisoners
  • HIV prevalence assessment from various programmes, such as HIV testing and counseling facilities

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop we expect participants to be able to show comprehension of the main concepts of facility based HIV surveillance, and to be able to:

  • Define the objectives of an effective HIV surveillance system
  • List the key steps in the process of strategic planning of an effective national HIV surveillance system
  • Formulate objectives of various facility based surveillance activities
  • Describe the surveillance methods used for facility based HIV surveillance
  • Describe good quality data collection tools
  • Describe HIV laboratory testing strategies for surveillance
  • Explore pros and cons of facility based HIV surveillance activities

Key topics

  • Elements of the second generation HIV surveillance
  • Strategic planning for HIV surveillance
  • Different types of facility based HIV surveillance, their design and sampling methods
  • Case reporting
  • Clinic-based HIV surveillance and other institution-based surveillance
  • Programmatic data sources
  • HIV laboratory testing strategies for surveillance
  • Implementation of facility based surveillance
  • Data analysis, interpretation, reporting and presentation
  • Teaching Methods

The course consists of lectures, participant’s presentations, exercises/group work and three computer labs. Participants are expected to present different types of facility based surveillance used in their countries. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the weaknesses and strength of various types and design issues in HIV surveillance.

Target Audience

Epidemiologists, public health professionals, social scientists involved in HIV/AIDS surveillance. The course is designed to provide participants with practical skills and knowledge in development of facility based HIV surveillance in their countries.

Duration

The course takes place in five days.

Course lecturers and facilitators

  • Ivana Bozicevic, MD, MSc, DrPH, WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Development in HIV Surveillance, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • Professor Aleksandar Štulhofer, PhD, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Dr Ali Akbar Haghdoost , Head-Scientific Director - Regional knowledge Hub for HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Kerman, Iran
  • Jurja-Ivana Čakalo, MD, WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Development in HIV Surveillance, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Download the Programme:

Programme - Facility Based HIV Surveillance.doc

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