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Comprehensive Health Care for People who use Drugs

Comprehensive Health Care for People who use Drugs (Harm Reduction)

startbild02There is a growing consensus that HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) is spreading more rapidly than among any other risk group. Close to 16 million people globally engage in injecting drug use (IDU), of which 3-6.6 million people are thought to be infected with HIV (Horton & Das, 2010). IDU accounts for close to a third of all HIV infections outside sub-Sahara Africa, thus representing a major driving force of the global HIV epidemic.

As part of its harm reduction efforts, Germany is supporting the expansion of Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Services in Nepal, including the professional training of doctors for OST. For this training, PROFILE has developed a blended learning course in cooperation with the Nepali-German Harm Reduction Program (HRP) and its technical experts. The contents go beyond teaching purely medical treatment schemes of opioid use disorder: at the core of the course are case studies based on real life stories of clients or patients, for which the learners have to take treatment decisions. The contents take a holistic approach to comprehensive health care, considering the medical, psychological and social sides of the complex problems that people who use drugs are facing. The e-learning phase lasts eight weeks if the complete course is taken, and is either carried out online or by working from a CD. Alternatively, single case studies can be worked through. Medical documentation forms are filled out throughout this phase and are discussed at the end with a tutor or during a face-to-face-workshop.

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HIV/AIDS & Gender: From Basic Knowledge to Good Practice

Blended Learning Course “HIV/AIDS & Gender: From Basic Knowledge to Good Practice”

The rapid spread of HIV infection and full-blown AIDS is confronting health services, health care professionals and social services all over the world with major challenges for which they are often inadequately prepared. The scale of the epidemic is particularly dramatic in developing and newly industrialising countries. These societies have to use their already stretched resources to improve the prospects of those affected and prevent the epidemic from spreading any further.

One aim of this online course is to inform the participants about the current status and scope of the HIV epidemic both world-wide and in their own country. They should also become conversant with the virology of HIV, the diagnostic methods, the approaches to treatment and the main therapeutic concepts. Moreover, the participants will focus on the impacts of the disease on individuals, families and society, and consider national and international responses to HIV and AIDS. Concluding the course, the participants come together to learn the methods and skills needed for designing projects and drawing up funding applications.
This online course, which is delivered in English, has been designed for use by doctors and other health professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania).

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HIV and AIDS: Benchmarks for Health Professionals

Blended Learning Course “HIV and AIDS: Benchmarks for Health Professionals in Africa”

The rapid spread of HIV infection and full-blown AIDS is confronting health services, health care professionals and
social services all over the world with major challenges for which they are often inadequately prepared. The scale of the epidemic is particularly dramatic in developing and newly industrialising countries. These societies have to use their already stretched resources to improve the prospects of those affected and prevent the epidemic from spreading any further.

One aim of this online course is to inform the participants about the current status and scope of the HIV epidemic both world-wide and in their own country. They should also become conversant with the virology of HIV, the diagnostic methods, the approaches to treatment and the main therapeutic concepts. Moreover, the participants will focus on the impacts of the disease on individuals, families and society, and consider national and international responses to HIV and AIDS. Concluding the course, the participants come together to learn the methods and skills needed for designing projects and drawing up funding applications.
This online course, which is delivered in English, has been designed for use by doctors and other health professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania).

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International Approaches to Health Financing

Blended Learning Course “International Approaches to Health Financing and Health Insurance”

The establishment and further development of viable health care funding systems is an essential part of health reform and a precondition for delivering effective health services that are accessible to wide sections of society. In order to address these challenges, the online course “International Approaches to Health Financing and Health Insurance” provides introductory theoretical background information on health, health care and health economics. Participants will learn about different forms of health financing and health insurance and their respective advantages and disadvantages. These theoretical frameworks will then be exemplified by case studies from developing as well as developed countries.

The online course is intended for specialist and executive personnel working in health insurance institutions, competent government departments and regional public health services as well as for representatives of educational and training institutions that teach subjects related to “health financing” and “social health insurance systems”.
The present courses are geared to participants from the following countries: Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania.

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Management of Medicines in International Health

Blended Learning Course “Management of Medicines in International Health

The number and categories of usable medicines are steadily rising but the financial resources available for health services remain limited. This means that the rational management of medicines is becoming increasingly important in public health care in order to have optimal use of the allocated budget and offer health services with the best quality.

The aim of this online course, which is delivered in English, is to introduce the participants to the subject of rational management of medicines in health services. It teaches them about international agreements, national drugs policies, the management cycle of medicines, essential and positive lists of medicines, standard treatment guidelines, personal lists of medicines and treatments, quality assurance and factors in rational use of drugs for health professionals. At the end of the course they will learn the methods and skills needed to develop projects and prepare funding applications.

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