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Ethiopia RHD Training Materials

“The scarcity of relevant teaching and learning materials in the higher training institutions of Ethiopia has been one of the bottlenecks in efficient task oriented and problem solving based training. Therefore, this module will help the [Ethiopian] health center team comprised of health officers, public health nurses, laboratory technicians, and sanitarians to correctly identify cases of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease and manage them effectively.”

In June 2005, Debub University in Ethiopia published training materials for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease management in Ethiopian health centers. These materials were developed in collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, USAID, the Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education. The development of the training module was reviewed through a series of workshops, meetings, and individual reviewers.

The training materials include sections on:

  1. Introduction – purpose and direction for use
  2. Core Clinical Module – pre and post tests, learning objectives, clinical training materials on RHD epidemiology and interventions
  3. Satellite Modules – training materials designed for additional health workers
  4. Annexes 

Satellite modules include training materials for public health officers, public health nurses, medical laboratory technicians, environmental health technicians, and community health workers.

A Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative module for diabetes clinical management in Ethiopia was also developed in 2005. Additional training materials for other health problems, including HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, neglected tropical diseases, and maternal and child health are also available on the Carter Center website.