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Effectiveness of a training-of-trainers model in a HIV counseling and testing program in the Caribbean Region

Journal Article
(Published February, 2009)
Hiner CA (Author),
Mandel BG (Author),
Weaver MR (Author),
Bruce D (Author),
McLaughlin R (Author),
Anderson J. (Author)
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A TOT-based training program is an effective and sustainable method for rapid scale-up of VCT services and training capacity in a large-scale VCT program.The Jhpiego VCT training program trained 3,489 providers in VCT clinical skills and 167 in VCT training skills within a defined timeframe. In 2004, a Training Information Monitoring System was implemented by CHART to track all of the HIV trainings conducted in the Caribbean Region, including those for the VCT program. Data for 2002 and 2003 were entered retrospectively. Drawing from this database, a telephone survey followed up on program-trained VCT providers; an external evaluation analyzed data on VCT trainers. Almost 65% of trained VCT providers could be confirmed as currently providing VCT services. This percentage did not decrease significantly with time. Of the VCT trainers, 80% became certified as trainers by teaching at least one course; of these, 66% taught more than one course.

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Hiner CA, Mandel BG, Weaver MR, Bruce D, McLaughlin R, Anderson J. Effectiveness of a training-of-trainers model in a HIV counseling and testing program in the Caribbean Region. Hum Resour Health. 2009 Feb 17; 7: 11.