WHO/Europe organizes Master Training on HIV Treatment and Care

28–30 August 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

WHO/Europe is intensifying its support to Member States to scale up quality HIV treatment and care, with a focus on the countries of eastern Europe and central Asia. As part of this support, key national experts will receive advanced training on the latest “Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection” (2016).

The overall purpose of the Master Training is to create a pool of trained professionals in relevant priority countries of the Region to act as future national consultants for WHO. As consultants, they will contribute to building the capacity of national stakeholders and reviewing national guidelines and policies related to HIV treatment and care.

Details of the course

The course will take place at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28–30 August 2017.

Content will cover antiretroviral therapy, coinfections, HIV treatment outcome monitoring, and HIV treatment and care service delivery. Instructors will present in simultaneous English and Russian. There is no course fee.

Eligibility criteria

Participants must be nationals or legal residents of one of the HIV-priority countries of the WHO European Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine or Uzbekistan.

They must be doctors of medicine with at least 3 years’ professional experience in clinical management of HIV infection and AIDS. Professional experience collaborating with WHO and/or other international public health institutions is desirable.

Participants must also have excellent communication skills, with Russian or the national language of target countries as their mother tongue. English is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

Obligations after completion of the course

Upon completion of the Master Training, participants are expected to contribute to the capacity-building of relevant clinicians/stakeholders at the national level on the topics covered in the course, and potentially future topics, and/or transfer their knowledge to peers in their own settings.

Furthermore, participants are expected to commit to undertaking at least one WHO mission annually to another country of the Region to assess HIV treatment and care clinical guidelines and policies and their degree of implementation. Participants will receive remuneration for conducting such country missions as a consultant (a standard WHO consultancy fee will apply based on years of experience).

How to apply

To apply to the Master Training on HIV Treatment and Care, please send your CV and motivation letter to eurohiv@who.int no later than 15 July 2017.