The Centre for HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies

Community-Led, Community-Loved, Community Trusted

Training and Capacity Building

CHAPS is an accredited training provider under the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) of South Africa. CHAPS provides training and in-service assessments for HIV related programs and MMC (including EIMC) in Africa. This intensive training programme is offered to a variety of medical personnel interested in providing VMMC services in their medical facilities.

We have trained over 12 000 health care professionals on how to offer safe MMC services in South Africa. Both theoretical and practical components of medical male circumcision are covered, enabling trainees to acquire the necessary technical skills, and providing them with on-going support and guidance to successfully, safely and efficiently implement their own neonatal circumcision processes.

CHAPS offers training in the following areas:

  • Clinical VMMC
  • Adverse Event Management and Reporting
  • Basic Life Support Training
  • Demand Creation
  • Community Participation and Mobilisation
  • EIMC
  • Bio Medical Waste Management
  • Quality Assurance for VMMC
  • Quality Assurance for Health Programmes
  • Data management, monitoring and reporting
  • Human subjects protection and medical and research ethics
  • Good clinical practice
  • HIV counselling and testing
  • Public health survey methods
  • COVID-19 training
  • COVID-19 management training for medical officers
  • OHS training (ISO 9000 and ISO 4500)

Training Enquiries: training@chaps.org.za