HIV/AIDS Training provided upon request
SEARCH can coordinate and provide adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS training to physicians, nurses and other health care personnel as well as peer educators upon request. SEARCH has coordinated training for many agencies, for instance:
In March 2007, The Children’s Rights Foundation provided funding to SEARCH in collaboration with HIV-NAT, to conduct Pediatric HIV/AIDS training for two physicians from Myanmar.
In January 2008, SEARCH, in association with HIV-NAT, arranged a 5-day-HIV/AIDS training session for 3 Vietnamese physicians from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health and Provincial HIV/AIDS Committee, Vietnam office.
In May 2008, SEARCH and The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) conducted Pediatric Second Line Antiretroviral Therapy training for 10 physicians from China. This program was supported by UNICEF, China.
In July 2008, SEARCH and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand (PIDST) provided a training program on PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Management to 10 physicians from South East Asia Countries, including Thailand. ABBOTT, Thailand.
In November 2008, SEARCH provided WHO Advanced Training on Second Line ART to 10 physicians and 8 program managers from India. The program is supported by WHO India.
In 2009, SEARCH conducted training on adult and pediatric HIV for non-medical staff of TREAT Asia Bangkok office. The course ran over 6 months and included the topics such as HIV Pathogenesis, ARV mechanisms and resistance, WHO and developed world HIV treatment guidelines for adults, Overview of Pediatric HIV, PMTCT , Opportunistic infections, Occupational/non occupational exposure prophylaxis and Psychosocial issues in HIV.
In April 2009, SEARCH provided Training on Adult First Line Antiretroviral Therapy For 10 Vietnamese physicians. The training was funded by the Ho Chi Minh City Provincial AIDS Committee.
In June-July 2009, SEARCH a conducted 3-week course on HIV Clinical Management for 3 physicians from Bangladesh. The program was supported by the Ashar Alo Society (AAS), Bangladesh.
In September 2009, SEARCH conducted a workshop on using HIV [e] Education resources for local Thai Nurses. The program was supported by the HIV [e] Foundation, the Netherlands.
In April 2010, SEARCH conducted an HIV/TB e-Learning program with Thai participants; this course was supported by the Health [e] Foundation.
In August 2010, SEARCH facilitated TREAT Asia training on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy Failure. The training was provided to investigators from TREAT Asia’s pediatric network (TApHOD), Thai Pediatricians and other health care workers.
Additionally, SEARCH has many medical students and faculty members from U.S. universities such as Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Duke University Medical Center, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and the U.S.Armed Forces Infectious Diseases department. The participants visit SEARCH and local collaborator facilities. The program includes clinical experience for participants in HIV/AIDS clinics in leading institution in the HIV/AIDS field.