National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) under the Global Fund support conducted a three days HIV-related HMIS Recording and Reporting Training to ART Counselors and Medical Recorders from ART sites of Eastern Development Region at Biratnagar on 19-21 December 2015.
The objectives of the training were to:
i) to explain the overview of 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.
vi) to coordinate D(P)HO/HMIS and other stakeholders to strengthen HIV reporting at hospital.
A total of 19 participants (Female 5, Male 14) representing 8 hospitals having ART sites attended the training. Hospitals participating in the training were namely 1) Udayapur District Hospital, 2) Mechi Zonal Hospital, 3) Illam District Hospital,4) Khadabari Hospital /Sankhubasava, 5) Dhankuta District Hospital, 6) Koshi Zonal Hospital/Biratnagar, 7) BPKHIS /Dharan 8) Lahan Hospital/Ram Kumar Uma Shankar Charity Hospital,. Detail for participants is listed in Annex-1.
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.
At the end of the session, participants developed action for each of the hospitals. (See annex – 3) A pre and post-test assessment was carried out during the training which is presented in annex – 2. Participants have made significant progress in post-test assessment as compared to pre-test.
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; Madhav Prasad Chaulagain SI Specialist, Roshan Konda; Data/IT officer and Keshav Bhatt, Eastern Region SCI coordinator
Mr. Haribol Bajagain, Program Manager, Save the Children, Eastern Region (Global Fund) and Mr. Bishnu Prasad Shrestha M & E Manager - Global Fund attended the closing session of the training. During his remarks to the participants, Mr. Haribol emphasized the important of accurate, complete and timely recording and reporting of health services including HIV. Mr. Bir B. Rawal said that only accurate and timely information can support decision makers to take the right decision in right way.