In 2018, 1.6 million people were living with HIV in Tanzania. This equates to an estimated HIV prevalence among adults of 4.6%. In the same year, 72,000 people were newly infected with HIV, and 24,000 people died from an AIDS-related illness. Despite the numbers, Tanzania has done well to control the HIV epidemic over the last decade. Scaling up access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) has meant that between 2010 and 2018, the number of new infections declined by 13% and the number of people dying from an AIDS-related illness has halved. (2018 report).
Welcome to HIV/AIDS module. This module covers the basic concepts of HIV and AIDS and implementation of National standard treatment guideline. You will be taken through three sessions covering a span of 5.5 hours. The three sessions are HIV and AIDS Pandemic in Tanzania; means of HIV Transmission and HIV Infection phases and lastly HIV Preventive Approaches and Levels.This module will be taught through self-study, group discussions, videos and tasks. You are required to do all the tasks provided in the sessions, since all will be graded and will contribute to your final performance worth 5.5 CPD credits
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Hello, taking this module builds a deeper understanding on assessments, diagnostic criteria, early management and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma to patients. More attention in case studies, exercises and assessments strengthens you in early detection of affected person, assessing severity and need of referral.
The module comprises of individual assignments, group work, case studies and chatting forum followed by timely feedback and summary. Prior to each session, you are provided with reading materials and videos to go through at least 2 days before the respective session. The pre readings will be assessed by a pretest that is aimed at grading and comparing your knowledge before and after the session and at the end of each session there will be a post check exercise that you will be required to pass so as to continue with the next session.
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