Ending The AIDS Epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals

HIV-related HMIS Training to Medical Recorders and ART Counselors

Nepagunj, Nov 9, 2015: National Center for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) under the Global Fund support conducted a three day HIV-related HMIS Recording and Reporting Training to Medical Recorders and ART Counselors from various hospitals having ART sites from Mid and Far-western Development Region on Nov 7-9, 2015 at Nepalgunj. The objectives of the training were to:

  1. To explain the overview of national HIV response system and latest HIV epidemic update in Nepal
  2. To describe key features of HIV service components run by the hospital i.e HIV testing and counseling, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Anti-Retroviral Treatment, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV,  Opioid Substitution Therapy, Isoniazide Preventive Therapy (IPT), Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), TB/HIV etc
  3. To explain national HIV-related recording and reporting requirement including logistics reporting
  4. To demonstrate the linkages between recording and reporting of HIV data in HMIS
  5. To list key challenges related to recording and reporting at hospital and identify actions to address them.
  6. To coordinate D(P)HO/HMIS and other stakeholders to strengthen HIV reporting at hospital.

 

There were a total of 26 participants (Female 7, Male 19) representing all 14 hospitals that has ART sites and were invited for the training from 12 districts of Mid and Far Western development region. Hospitals participating in the training are

1) Rolpa District Hospital
2) Pyuthan District Hospital
3) Rapti Sub-regional Hospital, Dang
4)Dailekh District Hospital
5) Mid-West Regional Hospital, Surkhet
6) Bheri Regional Hospital, Nepalgunj
7) Bardiya District Hospital
8) Tikapur Hospital
9) Seti Zonal Hospital, Dhangadi
10) Mahakali Zonal Hospital, Mahendranagar
11) Sub-regional Hospital, Dadeldhura
12) Doti District Hospital
13) Bayalpata Hospital and
14) Achham District Hospital.
See Annex – 1 for the list of participants.

Sessions covered in the training are:
a) introduction of national HIV-response system and current epidemiological updates
b) overview of HIV-related program components by hospitals
c) HIV-related HMIS recording and reporting tools and their use
d) logistic reporting
e) group works for the use of tools
f) orientation and demonstration of HMIS-database
g) HIV-related reporting status, issues and challenges and
h) action planning.

Training was facilitated by the staff of NCASC, Save the Children – Global Fund Program and HMIS Unit namely Bir B. Rawal; SI Focal Person, NCASC; Madhav Chaulagain, SI Specialist; Dinesh Bista, M&E Coordinator; and Mr. Manoj Tamrakar, Statistical Officer, HMIS Unit. Similarly, Dr. Sushil Koirala, Program Coordinator – treatment and care, NCASC; Mr. Sujan Raj Joshi, Sr. Program Coordinator, SCI-Far Western Region; and Mr. Subash Shrestha, Program Coordinator, SCI-Mid Western Region have also supported in facilitation in the training.