Capacity Building


Beyond Zero has been at the forefront of skills development amongst DOH staff at supported districts. The main objective of the trainings is to build the capacity of health care workers at health care facilities to support HIV, TB and STI related services and overall health system strengthening.

During the 2012 -2017 budget period, training of health care workers was informed primarily by the baseline assessment conducted at the beginning of the project, staff skills audits conducted at facilities and the new program initiatives that were introduced during the project period.

Consultations throughout the project period were conducted with both the training units within the districts to assess the programmatic skills sets required by the districts and the Provincial Regional Training Centers (PRTC). Annual training plans were jointly created to address the district training gaps amongst the various target groups. When a need was identified in-year, the district would make further training requests.

Main Highlights and accomplishments in 2012 -2017
  • All Beyond Zero supported SAG facilities were left with at least two NIMART competent professional nurses at the end of grant budget period 2012 – 2016
  • A total of 76 Pharmacy Assistant were successfully trained and registered with the SA Pharmacy Council as Post Basic Pharmacy Assistants
  • 24 District hospital medical doctors, at the request of DOH were trained on accredited HIV and TB training programme
  • Training of Facility Managers on Management Development Programme in 30 facilities resulted in accreditation of their facilities as Ideal Clinics
  • A total of 515 Healthcare workers were trained on Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV and TB programmes
  • With the introduction of 909090 goals and District Implementation Plan (DIP) in-service training and orientation was conduct across the five districts
  • Pharmacovigilance trainings of Healthcare workers was offered to DOH staff
  • Training of facility staff on Clinical Laboratory interface was conducted to 670 people
  • 415 Data capturers were trained on, DHIS and systems


Figure 25: Distribution of health care workers trained by supported district, October 2012 – June 2017

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