New program in new countries
Together with the Aids Foundation East West (AFEW) we adapted their client management system modules into an e-learning format. Together with a number of movies, the modules will form a new initiative to train providers off the public foundation AFEW Tajikistan and AFEW Kyrgyzstan in proper client management.
Client management, also known as ‘case management’, is an approach that recognizes that persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and individuals at risk of HIV infection often have multiple and simultaneous healthcare needs requiring services from several providers. HIV client management is a collaborative process between the individual, the client manager, and local service providers aimed at improving access to appropriate and timely health and psycho-social care. Client managers assist individuals in assessing their specific needs, developing strategies to best address these needs, and helping them manage their way through an often complex labyrinth of services.
The kickoff of the training will be on the 27th and 28th of September in order to conclude the program, as planned, in 2013. The training will be in Russian and will be extensively evaluated before continuing in this region.
We are looking forward to this new collaboration with AFEW as a start of a further continuation with a new Harm Reduction[e]Education training program in 2014.