Training Courses

Aimed at increasing the capacity of participants in developing and implementing HIV strategic information systems, training courses are constantly adapted and updated to follow the new developments and research findings. Training courses also address STI and viral hepatitis strategic information systems.

Aim of the training programme

Our training programme aims to introduce participants to specific areas of HIV strategic information systems and monitoring and evaluation by emphasising the acquisition of practical skills and multi-disciplinary approach to strategic information systems development. By bringing together professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds from various academic institutions and other agencies, courses also provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences.

Training is based on skills acquisition and field work and is delivered using a combination of five-day intensive, face-to-face workshop sessions and in-country support visits. All courses have an international and comparative orientation and integrate a mix of lectures, case studies and group work. 

Excellence in teaching

There are currently 32 training courses  developed, covering various areas of HIV, STI and viral hepatitis surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation of prevention and treatment programmes for those infections. The training courses have been attended by over 2400 participants from 107 countries from all continents. Each training  is  evaluated by participants and the results are  used to improve course content and organisation.

The teaching staff includes well-established professionals who work on HIV surveillance and evaluation of prevention and treatment interventions and have both academic and field experience. The teaching staff comes from the School of Public Health, Croatia; University of California, San Francisco; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; University of Kopenhagen; Public Health England, UK; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia; WHO; UNAIDS; Teaching Hospital for Infectious Diseases „Dr. Fran Mihaljevic“, Croatia; Institute for Public Health, Croatia.

Training courses have been successfully delivered on the request of WHO and Ministries of Health in a number of countries such as Tanzania, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka,  Ukraine, Sudan, Egypt, Russian Federation, Belarus, Indonesia, etc. 

The objectives of the training courses are to:

  • Increase capacities of participants in development and implementation of HIV, STI and viral hepatitis strategic information systems and surveys
  • Introduce participants to the broad field of theory and practice of HIV surveillance and evaluation, with the emphasis on the newest methods used in data collection and analysis
  • Provide a practical overview of methods and approaches used in HIV data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Describe the importance of dissemination of HIV data to providers and institutions responsible for implementation of HIV prevention and control programm
  • Build skills through case studies and exercises