Strengthening Human Resource for Health-Pre Service (SPEARHEAD) Program.
Strengthening Human Resource for Health-Pre Service (SPEARHEAD) Program is a Pre-Service training grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase and improve the capacity of Nigerian Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Community Health Workers and Public Health Practitioners to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria.
The program commenced in October 2012 and it directly supports the review and updating of HIV/AIDS curricula for Nursing /Midwifery Schools, Colleges of Health Technology, Residency Training Programs and Postgraduate degrees in Public Health. The program trains institutional trainers and mentors for effective delivery of the new curricula through capacity building in HIV care and management,adult learning techniques and clinical mentorship.SPEARHEAD also supports capacity building in continuous quality improvement, leadership and program management for students and tutors.
SPEARHEAD program is currently being implemented at 18 Schools of Nursing, 17 Schools of Midwifery,17 Schools of Health technology,12 Teaching Hospitals and 6 Schools of Public Health in Nigeria. As of April 2014, SPEARHEAD has trained 777 tutors and 2135 students.
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