1st Nurses and Health Care Workers HIV & TB Drug Resistance SATuRN Workshop:

On behalf of the USAID, CDC/PEPFAR, Africa Centre and the Wellcome Trust, we are pleased to present our first nurses and health care workers workshop. This one-day workshop has practical sessions on the interpretation of HIV-1drug resistance test results for the management of paediatric patients failing anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. The workshop will also discuss issues relating to ARV treatment failure including nutrition, social issues, adherence and disclosure.

This was a very successful workshop, which was attended by 58 participants.


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Please visit our report on this nurses and health care workers drug resistance workshop for more information about this workshop.


Workshop poster:
Meeting information:

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Workshop objectives: This one day workshop has practical sessions on the interpretation of HIV-1drug resistance test results for the management of pediatric patients failing anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. The workshop will also discuss issues relating to ARV treatment failure including nutrition, social issues, adherence and disclosure.

Who should participate? This workshop is targeted at nurses, counselors and social workers working in the public sector in the Hlabisa sub-district who are currently involved in the treatment of pediatric patients with HIV


Dates: 22 May 2012. Deadline for attendance confirmation: 10 May 2012

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: Main auditorium, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, UKZN

Venue direction: Shomkhele, R618 in route to Hlabisa from Mtubatuba
 

Selection process: Participants will be selected by PHC supervisors and clinic operational managers (OM). The workshop is limited to 50 particpants

Presenters & organizers: Prof. Ruth Bland,  Dr. Siva Danaviah, Dr. Tulio de Oliveira,  Ms Carina Herbst, Ms Xolile Kineri, Dr. Kevi Naidu, Ms Pretty Nkosi, Ms Sureshnee Pillay. (All presenters work to support the Hlabisa HIV Treatment and Care Programme and are from the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Shomkhele, South Africa)

Contact Information: Ms. Xolile Kineri
ART community educator,
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, UKZN,  South Africa
email: xkineri@africacentre.ac.za, Tel: 035 550 7627, Fax: 035 550 7565

Please contact us for more information on how to attend it. Workshop includes transport costs, lectures, lunch and coffee-break. Please visit the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) website for more information on our activities.




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