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  • Foundation for Professional Development Successful utilisation of Donor Funding for HIV and AIDS Training in South Africa (Gerber, A & La Grange, A)
  • Background information on FPD
  • Established in November 1997 by the South African Medical Association Established as a separate legal entity in February 2000
  • FPD Vision To create a better society through education FPD Mission To improve society through ensuring the availability of well skilled professionals & managers, who will be able to deliver service to the public that is affordable, evidence based and congruent with international best practice Vision and Mission
  • Registered as a Private Higher Education Institute (PHEI) with the South African Department of Education since 2002. Fully accredited as a PHEI by Council on Higher Education (ETQA) FPD is the only PHEI that is fully engaged in the three scholarships of higher education namely: Teaching & learning Research Community engagement Accreditation
  • Total student enrollment on FPD courses
  • Geographical distribution of activities
  • AIM
  • “ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Understanding FPD
  • Identify critical need for training through Funders, Government, NGO’s and the community. Customise according to need. A mutually beneficial relationship where FPD offers the training and therefore strengthens the health care service and the healthcare workers benefits from acquiring improved skills and knowledge.
  • Formally Registered Management Qualifications Certificate in Advanced Health Management Higher Certificate in Management International Management Short Courses FPD/Yale University Advanced Health Management Programme Qualifications, Courses & Programmes
  • Clinical courses Clinical Management of HIV for HCP Clinical Management of TB for HCP Integrated Management of TB/HIV/STI for HCP Clinical Management of Peads HIV & AIDS Dermatology and HIV and AIDS Adherence Counselling for ART VCT Palliative Care in HIV and AIDS PMTCT Clinical Management of STI’s Infection Control Post-exposure Prophylaxis AIDS in the Workplace HIV and AIDS Nurse Case Management Qualifications, Courses & Programmes
  • Developed by FPD in 2000 as an emergency intervention to assist South African healthcare workers in gaining knowledge and skills on ARV implementation Combination of self-study (distance education) with facilitated workshops (1-3 days) Comprehensive and customised study-manuals with assessment Post-course support FPD Educational Model
  • Strategic Partners
  • Educational philosophy FPD courses are designed to remove barriers to education Geography – courses are held as close to where students live and work as possible Cost- most courses are offered at low or no cost to the participant Disruption of service delivery – time away from work is limited through combining assessed self study with class room sessions Access to continuous learning - FPD offers an post – course support system to all students
  • Post-course Support Faculty contact details HIV 911 Hotline – 24 hours support SAHIVCS Membership for 1 year Quarterly Journal, Monthly Newsletters Updates – meetings etc. FPD Alumni Network Mother and Child Health Unit (MCHU) – Clinical Mentoring (with Limpopo University) Infectious Disease Unit (IDU) – Specialists Clinical Mentoring (with University of Pretoria) Additional free web-based training, eg. WMA’s MDR TB SAIHCM Membership for 1 year
  • 37475 PEPFAR Sponsored Training
  • 6378 OFID Sponsored Training
  • Training outside South Africa
  • 6017 DoH Tenders: TB/HIV/STI
  • Through continuously establishing new relationships and maintaining existing ones FPD is able to increase the number of South Africans benefiting both directly and indirectly from funded training.
  • Peter Drucker Peter Drucker: “ The best way to predict the future is to create it “