Our Vision
Our Vision
An innovative, academically astute, globally recognized Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS, TB and STI training, treatment and care
Our Mission
Our Mission
To achieve quality assurance through practical learning experiences, coordination of health care worker training, and to develop, implement and evaluate a best practice continuum of prevention, treatment and care models which respond to local needs.
Our Goal
Our Goal
To provide access to quality HIV, AIDS, TB and STI prevention, care and treatment in the Eastern Cape Province

RTC News

Case Presentations

NIMART Cluster Meeting: Case Presentations   On the 24 August 2012, three Eastern Cape Regional Training Centre (ECRTC) staff members from the East London satellite site attended a Nurse Initiated Management of Anti Retroviral Therapy ( NIMART) cluster meeting. This was a case presentation meeting were different health disciplines converge to review challenging cases presented [...]

On-Going Clinical Consultation

From April 2011 to December 2011, ECRTC continued to its support and operation of a specialist HIV referral clinic in Mthatha designated for complicated HIV Cases that require specialist care where a number of patient cases so far have been reviewed. Trainees were also encouraged to telephone or email ECRTC clinical team member mentors for [...]

Mentoring on the Job Training

From April 2011 to December 2011, ECRTC continued to implement dedicated mentoring (On-the job- Training) through 14 learning networks (nodes). 289 service outlets both hospitals and clinics had been reached and a total of 1819 health care workers i.e., Doctors, Nurses and others categories mentored. The mentoring approach/activities were categorized into cluster mentoring 1 and [...]

Accomplishments

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Building Human Capacity for Care and Treatment.
  • Developed 7 accredited curriculum standardizing care and treatment training modules.
  • Trained 5784 health workers via didatic and interactive clasroom training and on-the-job mentoring for providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS management to clients.
  • Continually supports health care workers post-training via telephone clinical consultation and on site - mentoring.
Improving Systems of Care
  • Trained and enabled ARV accreditation of 36 hospitals, 9 CHC, and one correctional services department.
  • Developed optimal care models for care and treatment, home-based care, and wellness.
  • Developed/tested an NGO- based model to manage and support comunityhealth workers.
Technical Assistance (TA) to the Eastern Cape Department of Health(ECDOH)
  • Development of the Provincial ARV information system standardized AR, Pre-ART, registers and an electronic database.
  • Provide consultation to the Eastern Cape AIDS Council.
  • Provide on-going TA to ECDOH district managers, training coordinators, and trainers and HAST teams.
  • Developed and pilot tested and operational guide to providing PMTCT care/treatment.
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