Prevention Information Management System (PIMS) training - Global Fund Project
On the 5th of May, outreach staff attached to the National Transgender Network and Venasa Transgender Network were trained on the use of the PIMS for monitoring the Transgender component of the Global Fund, National HIV Prevention Project.
The training covered reporting and uses for programme management and decision making.
It was conducted in collaboration with the Strategic Information Unit of the National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSACP).
The PIMS is a centralized, web-based, integrated data management system developed by NSACP to monitor and evaluate the National HIV and STD prevention programmes implemented by NSACP’s island-wide network of STD clinics and its’ partners.
The PIMS was developed with FPA Sri Lanka’s Monitoring and Evaluation Information Management System (MEIMS) learnings. The newly developed PIMS is expected to replace all the manual processes of HIV prevention programmes at all levels. While preserving all the strengths and capabilities of the existing system (MEIMS), new technologies were also integrated into the PIMS to meet client requirements, i.e. mobile technology, QR code reading facilities and more.
Resource persons from NSACP: Dr. K.A, Ariyaratne, Consultant Venereology; Dr. S. Muraliharan, Medical Officer; and Mr. L. S. Fernando, Senior Strategic Information Officer
Resource persons from FPA Sri Lanka: Mr. Suchira Suranga, Director-OLE and Mr Amal Bandara, M & E Officer of GF project.