Are you familiar with the basic concepts of good nutrition? How does nutrition affect maternal and child health? What are common nutritional deficiencies, vulnerable groups, and the causes of undernutrition?
High quality data are needed to inform, monitor, and manage HIV/AIDS programs. This course will help participants understand what data quality is, why it is important, and what programs can do to improve it.
Purpose: PEPFAR-funded programs require rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in order to determine whether they are meeting their objectives, being implemented as planned, and are efficient in terms of using resources wisely to achieve desired public health outcomes.
Purpose: The evidence is compelling – male circumcision (MC) reduces female-to-male transmission of HIV by approximately 60%. MC provides additional "back-up" protection to methods such as abstinence, being faithful/partner reduction, and using condoms.
Purpose: Quality HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs depend on the availability of individuals and organizations with appropriate M&E experience and skills as well as adequate infrastructure and resources.
Purpose: Surveillance plays a fundamental role in public health. HIV surveillance systems monitor the magnitude and trends in the prevalence of infection and risk behavior. Data from HIV surveillance systems are used for evidence-based program planning.