PrEP providers to benefit from PANCAP-JASL Capacity Building
PANCAP, with technical support from the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), will facilitate a “Training of Trainers on the use of Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV, 16 – 18 August 2022 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The capacity-building activity is designed for health care providers working at the community and facility level to equip them with knowledge about PrEP as an additional tool for prevention. The course will sharpen their skills in negotiating tailored prevention plans for their respective beneficiaries.
In addition, the training activity will provide basic PrEP information and employ participatory activities to allow participants to effectively promote/support PrEP as another prevention strategy for some of their clients. For medical practitioners, the training will provide guidance on how to administer, monitor and manage PrEP.
The training is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and facilitated by JASL trainers with capacities across clinical aspects of PrEP services and administration, understanding referrals and linkages approach to PrEP, communication, messaging, monitoring and evaluation.
The capacity building is happening several weeks after the launch of the PANCAP PrEP Knowledge Suite, developed with technical support from PAHO for use by National AIDS Programmes, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders involved in HIV programme implementation for capacity building and community health promotion activities on PrEP.