The work strategy of the Centre is built around responding to national and regional needs in implementation of HIV strategic information systems and evaluation of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI interventions by:
Innovative process of training
Extensive training materials with case studies and practical exercises on HIV surveillance and programme evaluation have been developed and implemented. All training modules have been extensively evaluated. Training is based on interactive methods and approximately 50% of time is spent on practical exercises, in particular on a protocol for the surveillance system development or evaluation of HIV interventions. Participants are encouraged to reflect upon and apply their knowledge to their own country settings and some have organised such training courses in their own countries.