Continuing Healthcare Provider Trainings in Rural Zimbabwe
Your Support Helped Fund HIV Management Training for Healthcare Providers in Zimbabwe
Did you know that your patronage of CIRCLE CARE Center supports programs both locally and abroad? Read more below about a recent project undertaken by CIRCLE CARE Center’s parent organization, World Health Clinicians lead by Board of Directors Member, Dr. Paola Greiger Zanlungo.
This article is an update to the article posted in 2018 entitled Resources for Healthcare Providers in Rural Zimbabwe.
Dr. Paola Greiger Zanlungo recently completed another visit to Zimbabwe, continuing World Health Clinicians' commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
Dr. Greiger Zanlungo, on behalf of World Health Clinicians, has committed to sponsoring six programs in 2019 in rural areas of the country. These programs focus on medical provider education and allow opportunities for providers in rural areas to update their education regarding HIV prevention and treatment and keep up with current medical guidelines. Since Zimbabwe's economy has worsened in recent years, providers have lost access to medical training, a problem that is even worse in rural areas of the country. World Health Clinicians provides the funds needed for the venue, educational materials, breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the event. Some of the attendees travel as far as 100 to 150 miles each way to be able to attend.
Training curriculum focuses on:
- Antiretroviral medicines: 1st, 2nd and 3rd line regimens
- Monitoring of patients on ART for toxicity, adherence and treatment success
- Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV
- HIV drug resistance
To date, World Health Clinicians has sponsored three trainings in 2019 and Dr. Greiger Zanlungo was pleased to be able to attend the last two trainings in person at the end of May to verify the need and success of the program. There is another training scheduled for the beginning of July in Mutare. Trainings in 2019 have already be held in Marondeta, Norton, and Kadona.
About World Health Clinicians
World Health Clinicians (WHC) was founded in January, 2011 and is the parent organization of CIRCLE CARE Center and HIV Equal. The mission of WHC is to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing worlds through treatment, patient advocacy, assistance and education.
About CIRCLE CARE Center
Circle Care Center (CCC) was founded on January 1, 2011 and is a division of World Health Clinicians. CCC is located in Norwalk, CT alongside its URAC accredited specialty pharmacy (Circle Care Center Pharmacy). CCC provides primary care, sexual health services, HIV treatment, STI testing and treatment, LGBTQ healthcare, and mental health services. CCC was part of the strategy to unite MFAP (lower Fairfield County's Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS Service Organization) and Triangle Community Center (TCC - Fairfield County's leading provider of LGBT programming and resources) together under one roof to better serve the local HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities in Southwestern Connecticut and the surrounding areas.