• Guidelines
    In recent years, HIV programmes worldwide have progressively shifted the burden of HIV management away from central hospitals towards primary care centres. At the same time, MSF has gradually handed over its ‘hands on’ clinical care of HIV and TB to partners, keeping only a technical support role for health ministry staff (the so-called ‘light approach’).
    Mentoring – which aims to develop knowledge and competencies of staff by applying newly acquired knowledge in the workplace under the guidance of a more experienced staff - was thus seen as the best way to increase the capacities of these partner staff.]
    The power and efficiency of mentoring as a successful, evidence based learning method has been widely experienced and documented, however little practical guidance exists of how to successfully implement mentoring in low resource settings.
    To answer this need, SAMU has documented the challenges and key factors for successful mentoring from MSF mentoring programmes in Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, DRC and Guinea. These have been framed in a new ‘Clinical Mentoring Programme Guide’ which provides a framework for project teams to integrate mentoring into their intervention, as well as tools to help mentors and mentees create a successful ‘learning relationship.’
  • Training Resources

    Mentoring requires nurses, doctors or counsellors to develop both their clinical and teaching/communication skills. To support this process, SAMU also offers an on-site five-day ‘Training of Trainers-Mentors’ (ToT-M) for field projects wanting to implement mentoring. Tips from the ToT-M are then collated in a Mentoring Job Aide – one-pager flash-cards summarizing key concepts of mentoring, didactic teaching or communication.

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