The CPR* (Community Partnership Resources) Online Learning Platform is an e-learning hub for health professionals assembled by MPact. It offers continuing education opportunities for all health professionals including healthcare providers and community and government clinic workers, NGOs and CBOs, and other health sector stakeholders to ensure that sexual health programs for men who have sex with men are aligned with WHO-endorsed global standards for health services. This includes a major focus on interventions across the full HIV services continuum, including prevention, treatment, care and support.
The first set of CPR materials are based on the UN guidance document, MSM Implementation Toolkit or MSMIT. The 236-page guidance itself was led by a group of global agencies, including UNFPA, UNDP, WHO, Gates Foundation, USAID and MPact.
CPR is delivered in the form of free Youtube videos and downloadable e-books. It aims to serve as the most comprehensive resource for health professionals serving gay and bisexual men worldwide. In the coming weeks, CPR will release several hours’ worth of review content intended for consumption over several days or weeks. The modular nature of CPR will allow learners to direct their own learning based on their interests or needs.
*The acronym CPR, a life-saving technique useful in many emergencies, is used here as a metaphor. It signals the urgency with which we must act to revive the health system and take immediate measures to enhance the health and rights of gay and bisexual men worldwide. Specialized training among health professionals is required so that they can serve the unique needs of gay and bisexual men competently and without judgment. The creation of an e-learning platform that consolidates important source information and opportunities for continuing education will allow for scaled-up training and sensitization of healthcare professionals.
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If you are a manager, program planner, CBO or NGO interested in delivering services for gay and bisexual men, CPR can help you design and implement quality HIV and STI programs at the local, district or national levels.
If you are a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, CBO clinic staff, peer educator or outreach worker, CPR additionally covers clinical care topics such as sexual history taking, drugs and alcohol, mental health and STI testing. Stay tuned for these videos and ebooks in the coming weeks!
If you’re a community member or CBO in ensuring that health professionals in your area are trained, you can get involved by connecting those professionals to CPR. Be in touch with us to learn how.
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