Partnership in Advanced Clinical Education (PACE)

In 2011, the Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium (KEPRECON) partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UoMLSOM) and University of Nairobi to form the Partnership in Advanced Clinical Education (PACE). The goal of the project is to establish and support County based Centres of Excellence in provision of innovative HIV/AIDS related training and mentorship of health care workers (HCWs) leading to the sustainable provision of innovative training of providers cascaded down to levels 2 and 3 health facilities.

The project’s objectives were:

  1. To conduct Trainings of Trainer courses, including non-electronic distance learning in the selected counties.
  2. To support continuing provider training of other HCWs in the county by a team of county experts using traditional and non-electronic distance learning tools.
  3. To support other targeted educational methods like short workshops, seminars, expert talks to the regions, telephone consultations.
  4. To undertake advocacy activities towards increasing HCWs interest in HIV/AIDS care provision.
  5. To maintain presence in the strategic activities of the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) and other stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Kenya.