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Human capacity-building plan for scaling up HIV/AIDS treatment

Reference Number: ISBN 92 4 1591137

This document outlines a strategic plan for WHO to support the development, strengthening and sustaining of the workforce necessary to radically scale up and maintain antiretroviral treatment. The strategic approach is based on the understanding that achieving this goal critically depends on joint efforts between communities, countries and international organizations. It builds on the experience of successful capacity-building efforts and harnesses existing expertise to strengthen training capacity at the regional and country level in the context of an emergency response.

The proposed plan identifies five elements that are critical for building and sustaining human capacity for the 3 by 5 target at the point of service delivery:

  • making available simple and appropriate training programmes on key competencies for antiretroviral therapy;
  • designing country-specific approaches to training and human resource development;
  • providing targeted technical assistance for rolling out training programmes;
  • developing training certification and quality control mechanisms; and
  • ensuring the availability of sufficient funds for implementing training.

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