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HIV-related HMIS Training to ART Counselors and Medical Recorders


National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) conducted second batch of three day HIV-related HMIS Recording and Reporting Training to ART Counselors and Medical Recorders from 11 hospitals of Central Development Region at Bharatpur, Chitwan on 5-7 December 2015. The training was supported by Global Fund.

The objectives of the training were to:
i) to explain the overview of national HIV response system and latest HIV epidemic update in Nepal.
ii) to describe key features of HIV service components run by the hospital.
iii) to explain national HIV-related recording and reporting requirement including logistics reporting.
iv) to demonstrate the linkages between recording and reporting of HIV data in HMIS.
v) to list key challenges related to recording and reporting at hospital and identify actions to address them and
vi) to coordinate D(P)HO/HMIS and other stakeholders to strengthen HIV reporting at hospital.

A total of 22 participants (Female 8, Male 14) representing 11 hospitals attended the training. Hospitals participating in the training were
i) Nuwakot District Hospital.
ii) Dhading District Hospital.
iii) Bharatpur Hospital.
iv) Makwanpur District Hospital.
v) Narayani Sub-regional Hospital.
vi) Bara District Hospital.
vii) Sarlahi District Hospital.
viii) Mahottari District Hospital.
ix) Sindhuli District Hospital.
x) Rautahat District Hospital and
xi) Dailekh District Hospital.

Sessions covered in the training were:
i) introduction of national HIV-response system and current epidemiological updates.
ii) overview of HIV-related program components by hospitals.
iii) HIV-related HMIS recording and reporting tools and their use.
iv) logistic reporting.
v) group works for the use of tools.
vi) orientation and demonstration of HMIS-database.
vii) HIV-related reporting status, issues and challenges and
viii) action planning. Participants have prepared hospital wise action plan to address the key issues and challenges on recording and reporting identified themselves at their hospital.

Training was facilitated by the staff of NCASC and Save the Children – Global Fund Program stationed at NCASC namely Bir B. Rawal; SI Focal Person; Dinesh Bista, M&E Coordinator; and Upendra Shrestha, M&E Officer.