Recent Activities

May 2017: NRL Training in Myanmar
ASLM-NRL Sub-Contract

Between 24 – 30 May 2017, NRL (represented by Sue Best, Geraldine Kong, Susie Braniff and Marlene Tschaepe) conducted its second visit to Myanmar under the ASLM-NRL sub-contract.  A number of activities were conducted during this visit which included:

  • A training workshop entitled “Site Assessment Tools - Training of Trainers”, (24 - 26 May 2017).  This workshop was a continuation of the first Site Assessment Tool training workshop conducted in March 2017.  The workshop was attended by 15 participants from 10 international non-governmental organisations.  It included a “Train-the-Trainer” focus and interactive sessions on how to deliver training to new users of the NRL Australia adapted SPI-RT Checklist.  The final day of the workshop included a teach-back session where the participants were provided with an opportunity to practice and utilise their trainer skills through the delivery of a presentation.

  • A meeting with in-country partners and stakeholders to discuss the operational and policy issues concerning the development of a standardised, national training plan for HIV testing services (HTS) in Myanmar.

  • A mapping workshop to review the various assessment tools currently in use in Myanmar and consider options for streamlining and refining current systems for the supervision and monitoring of HTS test sites.

NRL would like to thank all partners and stakeholders, especially colleagues from Ministry of Health and Sport, National Health Laboratory, National AIDS Program, Myanmar offices of CDC, WHO, Save the Children and ICAP at Columbia University, for their kind hospitality and contributions in making the visit a success.

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