How best can we train health workers to deliver HIV care in poor countries?

In order to deliver HIV medicines to patients in poor countries, local health workers need to be trained, and yet few countries have a comprehensive training plan, say Elizabeth McCarthy and colleagues from the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative.

The authors examine challenges and approaches to training health care workers in low income countries on how to provide HIV care. They also suggest the kinds of research that will be needed to define the best approach to such training.

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Citation: McCarthy EA, O'Brien ME, Rodriguez WR (2006) Training and HIV-treatment scale-up: Establishing an implementation research agenda. PLoS Med 3(7): e304.

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