Courses, Workshops and Seminars
In addition to the individual trainings, a number of major workshops, courses, and seminars co-sponsored by our research group, the IARTP, and the University of Nairobi have been presented in Kenya including:
- We host a monthly Journal Club to discuss recent publications in the field of HIV & STD
- We also host a monthly Teaching Conference that features presentations on health care topics of current interest, and is also a venue for presentations meeting summaries from recent attendees at international trainings and conferences
- Annually we send staff members to the Principles of STI and HIV Research training in Seattle every July. Staff members who have attended include: Fatma Mwidadi, Khamisi Mwinyikai, Esther Mutunga, Juma Shafi, Lucy Adala, and Sarah Nteka. Beginning in 2014, we have offered an asynchronous, hosted webcast of this course to Mombasa County health professionals.
- During the first quarter of 2015, we hosted the free University of Washington graduate certificate course, “Clinical management of HIV and STIs” (MED 553). This is the fifth time that we have offered the course (previously offered in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014). Participants have included >100 doctors, nurses, counselors, and COs from Mombasa and elsewhere.
- In 2014, twice in 2015, and 2016 we offered the Leadership and Management in Health course from the University of Washington. This course has trained >100 participants from diverse backgrounds including doctors in both private and public hospitals, nurses and administrators.
- In the first quarter of 2016, we offered the Fundamentals of Implementation Science course from the University of Washington. This is the first time the course was offered and it attracted 8 health professionals from both the public and private sectors of Mombasa County.
- The Principles of HIV Research Course, held in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011. This week-long course focused on HIV care, research, and clinical trials.
- The Bioethical Review Workshop in July of 2002 and the Ethics and Research Workshop in May of 2004 addressed human subjects’ research ethics. The primary objective of these workshops was to stimulate discussion on ethical issues and research practices.
- In 2006, the Pambazuko Nurses Training Workshop was presented in Mombasa with sponsorship from the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research, the University of Nairobi, and KEMRI. Ninety nurses from throughout Kenya participated.