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Designed, developed and introduced the HIV Surveillance Curriculum for Generalized and Concentrated Epidemics

Issue: This project had been in development for three years, but nothing was finished and there was basic disagreement on the manuals’ content and format.

Solution: Late in 2004, we redesigned/ redeveloped the first three participant manuals in a matter of several months. We developed a Design and Standards manual to guide course development. Since then, a number of courses have been completed, creating a comprehensive surveillance curriculum.

See HIV Surveillance Curriculum here
See HIV Surveillance Curriculum poster here
See HIV Surveillance training evaluation methodology here

Branch chief, during her review of a completely reworked participant manual:
“ What a dramatic difference!”

Introduction to Respondent Driven Sampling manual, based on field experience and lessons learned:
“ I had to come in person to tell you. This is the best manual I’ve ever read.”
- Associate Director of Science reviewer for CDC/Global AIDS Program to Surveillance Team Lead

Elsewhere, the Introduction to TB/HIV manual was in the works for four years. We finished it up in a little over two months and sent it for Spanish translation in Guatemala in April for a July 2008 Central America pilot: “ Please see my relatively few comments throughout. Very nice job!”
- Division of TB Elimination, Project Officer

Meanwhile, CDC/Office of Global Health was planning TB/HIV training in Nigeria. We provided our final draft materials, saving OGH and CDC Nigeria hundreds of hours of preparation time for materials. Commented the OGH training specialist:
- “You are the best! Thanks so much for your quick response ... and offer to share your TB/HIV course content.”

Award: 2005 CDC Honor Award for Global Health Achievement


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