Collaboration and Professional Development

 
 Since its humble beginnings in 2000 with core of visionaries that could be counted on the fingers of one hand, our institution has invested time and effort in developing a big team of highly qualified work force. Collaboration with institutions and universities from abroad provided exposure to our scientists and expertise of the highest standard. Our state of the art Laboratories and good collaborations has provided opportunities for our research scientists to conduct cohort studies and clinical trials of internationally recognized standards.

Ethical Research and a Trained Workforce

 
Our most important resource is our well trained and dedicated work force. We ensure our workers get continuous Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice(GCLP) training to ensure ethically and scientifically valid research. HIV Testing and Counseling services are at the core of our research and we make sure our counselors are periodically being trained on new developments in the field through courses organized by us or our partners.

Pioneering new technologies in the region

 
 Our institution is proud to be at the forefront of introducing new innovative technologies in the region and the country .Capacity development on the use of the above is one of our priorities to enable the use of faster more accurate and safe diagnosis and treatment methods.Assisting the beneficiaries of the new technologies with training and supportive supervision ensures a rational use of resources and modulates the transition from the introduction to the routine use of the technology.

Disseminating knowledge

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 Seminars and workshops in our institution are a common occurrence with presenters from our country and abroad providing opportunities for scientific exchange to our employees and invited guests from the region.  Apart from the two large conference halls equipped with up to date connectivity and 24 hours internet facilities,we are proud to offer our partners training  in our laboratories on the use of various novel techniques and equipment.

Health care workers training

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To obtain improved diagnosis, treatment and care at the health facilities, health care staff from the selected communities has to be trained. Together with the EMINI training coordinator, who is a Public Health Specialist, and the RMO (Regional Medical Officer) office in Mbeya the topics for the EMINI training were discussed. Following their initial qualification, health personnel in rural areas are often isolated and lack continuous education. It was therefore decided that the refresher courses should contain a mixture of administrative and medical knowledge to cover the managerial as well as the clinical side of running a dispensary and therefore improving the delivery of health care.

It should be noted that all the intended topics are not new subjects for the participants but refresher courses. The chosen topics are all part of the curriculum at the medical and nursing schools and get updated from time to time. These updates are subject to teaching by specially trained TOTs (trainer of trainers), a pool of teachers who specialize in certain areas according to National Guidelines. The TOTs run refresher courses and conduct new training whenever new topics or new elements to a known topic are introduced to the National Health System.

The aim of the EMINI refresher courses is to give the health staff an overview over of a rapidly changing and developing environment and to motivate them to deliver good quality care. The curriculum for the second year of training is based on a training needs assessment which was conducted in the region through the Regional Medical Office and supported by EMINI. 

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