NASTAD Supports Leadership Development for Botswana’s District AIDS Coordinators

Michelle Batchelor, Senior Manager, Global Program, NASTAD

ALDP Master Trainers and Participants

ALDP Master Trainers and Participants

This month, fourteen District AIDS Coordinators (DACs) and Assistant DACs (ADACs) gathered in Gaborone, Botswana to complete week one of the Applied Leadership Development Program (ALDP) for District HIV and AIDS Coordination Training. DACs and ADACs form the backbone of the district-level HIV response in Botswana, where an estimated 340,000 people are living with HIV. The training was hosted by the Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development (MLG&RD), with support and mentoring provided by NASTAD.  Continue reading

NASTAD Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Global Partnerships with Launch of New Training Program in Botswana

By Lucy Slater, Director, NASTAD Global Program

NASTAD Partners with Government of BotswanaNASTAD is working with the Botswana Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLG) and the CDC Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) to develop the Applied Leadership Development Program for HIV and AIDS Coordination for District AIDS Coordinators (DACs). As we discussed in a previous blog post, in Botswana, DACs are critical to the management and coordination of the district-level response to HIV. This program is designed to develop the capacity of the Botswana government to equip AIDS Coordinators with the essential public health management competencies and confidence needed to effectively respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their communities.
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NASTAD Rolls Out Applied Public Health Program Management Training in Botswana

By Michelle Bachelor, Senior Manager, NASTAD Global Program

Michelle BachelorLast fall, we rolled out a much anticipated public health management training curriculum for District AIDS Coordinators (DACs) in Botswana. The training was developed in collaboration with NASTAD and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sustainable Management Development Program (CDC-SMDP). The Applied Public Health Program Management Training (APHPMT) provides a standardized process for assessing program manager roles and responsibilities, and tailoring public health management training to address identified gaps in public health management competencies. Continue reading

NASTAD Seeks Technical Assistance Providers for Global Program

By Gen Meredith, Associate Director, Global Program, NASTAD

Mentoring of Ministry of Health Staff in Haiti to Support and Supervise the National HIV Case Surveillance Initiative

Mentoring of Ministry of Health Staff in Haiti to Support and Supervise the National HIV Case Surveillance Initiative

NASTAD is currently expanding scopes of work in three technical areas and is looking to augment its pool of technical assistance providers. To support this expanding work, the Global Program recruiting technical assistance providers with the following skill sets:

  • Community-based behavioral and biomedical HIV/AIDS prevention interventions
  • Community-based organization capacity building
  • HIV/AIDS case surveillance
  • Public health program leadership and management

A more detailed description of activities is available for download here (PDF). Continue reading