SCOPE (Strengthening Skills and Competencies of Care Providers for Enhanced Service Delivery)
The SCOPE project is a five year grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the aim of strengthening, expanding and developing high-quality pre-service training programs in students and tutors at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. This would be done through sustainable, innovative and locally owned approaches in line with the PEPFAR’s 3–12–12 global targets. CIHP is working with selected training institutes to equip students and tutors with knowledge and competencies for effective and efficient provision of high-quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, and treatment services at the facility level.
Across the 4 states of Benue, Gombe, Kaduna and Kogi, CIHP is partnering with the following institutions:
- School of Nursing, Kafanchan, Kaduna
- School of Nursing, Makurdi, Benue
- School of Nursing, Obangede, Kogi
- School of Nursing, Gombe
- School of Midwifery,Kafanchan, Kaduna
- School of Midwifery, Makurdi Benue
- School of Midwifery, Ayingba, Kogi
- School of Midwifery, Gombe
- College of Health Technology , Makarfi, Kaduna
- College of Health Technology , Agasha, Benue
- College of Health Technology , Idah, Kogi
- College of Health Technology , Kaltungo, Gombe
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna
- Ahmadu Bello Univerisity Teaching Hospitl, Shika, Kaduna.
Students upon graduation were being provided with innovative methods, students will be provided with didactics and practical training that will enable effective clinical management of HIV/AIDS.
CIHP would also be working with different regulatory bodies and relevant Government bodies to adapt existing training curricula for these schools for expanded training in HIV/AIDS to enable a more robust capacity building for succeeding generations of graduating students.
CIHP is partnering with Human Resource for Health (HRH) to provide support to Ministry of Health (MOH) to generate a live database of all healthcare workers in the country, which is intended to aid/serve as a platform for National Planning. CIHP works with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to build the capacity to provide support to generate database of Medical Doctors to be able to monitor practices status and licensure. CIHP also works with the Postgraduate Medical Colleges to train residents of the faculty of Public Health in Clinical HIV/AIDS Management.