Clinical Mentoring for HIV Care and Delivery of Antiretroviral Therapy
ICEHA has been operational in Burundi since August 2007. The organization entered Burundi by invitation of Healthnet TPO, a local NGO.
Collaboration Healthnet TPO-ICEHA: Under the Healthnet TPO-ICEHA collaboration, Healthnet TPO and ICEHA are partnering to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Burundi. Ultimately, the return on investment (impact) will be greatest here as the healthcare settings are starting from a very basic level and entire systems need to be set up again. Healthnet TPO is partnering with the local government to support a program aimed at comprehensive rehabilitation of essential health services with specific attention on sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and malaria.
Despite the progress that has been made in Burundi, HIV/AIDS services are only provided by a very limited number of facilities, and there is a lack of basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention amongst local healthcare providers. ICEHA clinical mentors have been working at clinics, hospitals, VCT centres, and PMTCT sites in each country to improve practical clinical skills and operational systems around HIV/AIDS.
- The first team of ICEHA clinical mentors arrived in Burundi in fall 2007
- 23 healthcare workers have been trained in HIV care at Kibuye Hospital, Burundi
- Additional teams are being deployed throughout 2008
Clinical Mentor Volunteers Needed
- Positions available for MDs, RNs, NPs, and PAs with both academic and clinical experience.
- The minimum time commitment is 6 weeks; expenses are paid.
- French fluency preferred.
- To apply, visit the “Volunteers” section of our website.