3. Pre- and postgraduate curricula should be reviewed and modernized by moving from knowledge- to competence-oriented training and including teaching on the Stop TB Strategy and the Practical Approach to Lung Health.

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Within the framework of the Phase 1 of the Global Fund grant, training modules for TB and MDR-TB diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation were developed. From 2011 to 2013, trainings were held in the following directions:

  • laboratory diagnosis and external quality control (269 laboratory specialists were trained);
  • managing a TB case and/or providing support to patients (2389 doctors and nursing staff were trained);
  • managing MDR-TB cases and/or infection control measures (589 doctors, nursing staff and infection control specialists were trained);
  • TB prevention in HIV-infected and HIV-vulnerable population groups (326 psychologists, nursing staff and social workers were trained);
  • M&E: systems of accounting and reporting and/or data and strategic information management (386 doctors and M&E specialists were trained).

In 2012-2013, under the USAID project “Enhanced TB Control in Ukraine”, the following trainings were held:

  • management of TB and MDR-TB cases for phthisiatricians, general practitioners, nursing staff (589 specialists were trained in total);
  • laboratory diagnosis (137 laboratory network specialists were trained);
  • infection control (103 specialists were trained);
  • training for pilot regions which are included to the drug resistance study (45 specialists were trained);
  • consultancy of patients and HIV-testing upon an initiative of a healthcare professional (26 specialists were trained).

At the premises of P.L. Shupyk Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, MDR-TB trainings are held on a regular basis (Phthisiology and Pulmonology Chair), as well as HIV/TB trainings (Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases named after L.V. Hromashevskyi of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine). MDR-TB and TB/HIV trainings are scheduled to be held in 2015 at the Phthisiology and Pulmonology Chair of P.L. Shupyk Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, during two-week advanced courses for phthisiatricians.
Starting from the phase II of the Global Fund grant (2014) and with its financial support, MDR-TB trainings are held at the Phthisiology and Pulmonology Chair of P.L. Shupyk Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine; however such training modules are not approved by the mentioned educational establishment.
Training modules in laboratory diagnosis of TB were approved by P.L. Shupyk Kyiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine; such trainings are scheduled to be started since June 2014.

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Special recommendations
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31.01.15

3. Pre- and postgraduate curricula should be reviewed and modernized by moving from knowledge- to competence-oriented training and including teaching on the Stop TB Strategy and the Practical Approach to Lung Health.

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