This year, IRCU has embarked on onsite training in indicator definitions and Data Management. This is intended to help the secretariat team reach out to all the FBO staff involved in the implementation of the HIV/AIDS program especially HIV prevention and Care and Treatment that involve facility/FBO based staff and field/outreach staff.

This focused-facility based training and support addresses the gaps identified through the data quality assessment and monitoring and support supervision of 2011.

The training started after the secretariat team realized last year that it was interfacing with a few people at the FBO sites yet many other people are involved in the implementation. As a result cross learning to other staffs was limited and yet there is evidence of limited sharing of information by staff who attend trainings/ workshops with the other staff.

IRCU implementing FBOs are distributed in over 40 districts in the regions of West, southwest, Central, Eastern, West Nile, Karamoja and Northern Uganda.  For cost effectiveness and time, IRCU teams are visiting the various regions at the same time.