Education & Training
Improving Health System Capacity
Training and mentorship of local health care workers is one key mandate of Baylor Swaziland. Our objective is to build capacity of local healthcare and other professionals to provide high-quality care, treatment, and support to children and women through didactic training and clinical mentorship. The Ministry of Health is a direct beneficiary from this program as it strives to increase awareness of pediatric matters.
To fulfill this mandate, Baylor Swaziland implemented the following programmes in partnership with other organizations:
1. We received an AIDS Free grant from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to build the capacity of healthcare workers in the area of pediatric HIV and TB management through trainings, onsite mentoring, and attachments of health care workers at Baylor clinics.
2. We also collaborated with ICAP as a sub grantee to provide training to health workers in the Manzini region at our Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital satellite clinic. During the report period, at least 15 nurses from around that region were attached at our clinic under this partnership.
3. In partnership with Pact Swaziland, we put in place a national teen club curriculum to standardize teen club activities in the country.
Baylor Swaziland trained 752 healthcareworkers and mentored 37 health professionals during the past year.