Integrated Infectious Disease Capacity- Building Evaluation (IDCAP)

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The Integrated Infectious Disease Capacity Building Evaluation (IDCAP) of the Infectious Diseases Institute completed the implementation of the Integrated Management of Infectious Diseases (IMID) Course and Onsite Mentoring and Coaching Model at the study sites. The IMID training Course incorporates both classroom and long distance training in HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases at 36 health facilities within Uganda. A total of 72 Ugandan participants were trained from these health facilities. The course prepares mid-level health care workers to perform key clinical tasks corresponding to infectious disease competencies at acceptable standards. The health cadres trained included Clinical Officers, Nurses, Midwives and Dispensers.
Preliminary findings from the evaluation showed a significant change in performance of the health facilities included in the intervention arm in 13 out of 21 indicators of care for malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS in out-patient clinic. Greater improvement was observed in the intervention over control sites in 7 out of the 21 indicators.