Sub-Saharan Africa is a geographical area mostly devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In 2005, the region accounted for about two-thirds of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. The objective of this course is to identify, collect, and disseminate updated information on the proven best practices of HIV/AIDS management. The purpose is to help managers and practitioners in the field improve on their program performance. Most part of this course will be focused on how to conduct research and seek funding through grant writing proposals to fund HIV/AIDS programs. Experts from the field will serve as facilitators in the workshop.
Course Learning Objectives:
This short course aims to equip personnel managers, health workers, program officers, and human resources officials the professional and managerial skills to succeed in achieving their organizational goals.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. You may have up to 2 facilitators in this course. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies, presentations, and group projects. Assessment of participants is through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance.
The “Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Project Management” course has some of the following key areas of learning:
- HIV/AIDS and other health issues in development management
- New studies on the impacts of global patterns of HIV/AIDS on local communities
- HIV/AIDS programs in the context of good governance
- Relationships between HIV/AIDS funders and governments
- Established practices in HIV/AIDS management
- Understand HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction Processes
- Eleven elements of successful HIV prevention programs
- The ideal continuum of HIV prevention and treatment
- What information needs to be included in HIV and AIDS education prevention campaign?
- How to show support for HIV positive people and how not to discriminate against or stigmatize people living with HIV
- The role of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Why people are disproportionately affected by the epidemic
- Factors that can influence risk
- Highlights of strategies for combating the spread: condoms, needle program, community testing, treatment as prevention, cultural strategies, outreach campaign, drug counseling, abstinence, peer education, etc
- Case studies of some best practices in HIV/AIDS projects
- Proposal writing techniques in the context of HIV/AIDS Funding
- Group projects
- Problem-solving exercises
- Guest speakers on the subject
- Site visits to community development projects
What You Will Benefit at the End of the Course
At the end of the seminar, participants are expected to gain powerful new knowledge and skills that can help them monitor and implement HIV/AIDS projects with focus, better planning, and efficiency. Participants will learn many tips that can be put to immediate use.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and problem-solving exercises. Assessment of participant’s performance will be measured through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance. This course combines presentations, lectures, class discussions, group presentation, and problem-solving exercises.
Who should attend?
This course will be helpful to individuals including healthcare workers, nurses, health care planners, doctors and individuals interested in acquiring more skills and information on best practices of HIV/AIDS management.
1 and 2 weeks
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: jun 16-27; Nov 30-Dec 12
Washington, DC, USA:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA:
London, United Kingdom:
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.
The course fee is $4,800 for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Send a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of his/her department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course
Hetta International Development Center
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348