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The CAP/CHART connection. 2004-2007. Bringing Caribbean Pharmacists into the HIV/AIDS care loop. ESTB 1976 Individual members 800 Pharmacists from the Caribbean National Associations & Councils. Associate members Annual meeting in August each year Leadership elected every 2 years

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The cap chart connection

The CAP/CHART connection

2004-2007

Bringing Caribbean Pharmacists into the HIV/AIDS care loop


About cap

ESTB 1976

Individual members 800 Pharmacists from the Caribbean

National Associations & Councils

Associate members

Annual meeting in August each year

Leadership elected every 2 years

Regional and international linkages

ABOUT CAP


Our vision
Our vision

  • Developing and Empowering the Pharmacists of the Caribbean toward excellence in the provision of all aspects of pharmacy practice


Broad aims of cap chart initiatives
Broad aims of CAP/CHART initiatives

  • Improved patient/client care

  • Increased access and seamless care

  • Achieving equity

  • Initiate mainstreaming

  • Integrate HIV/AIDS training into the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework

  • Research outputs

  • Health promotion and prevention initiatives

  • Enhanced pre-service training

  • Strengthen internal CPD structures

  • Harmonization and Standardization


Selected findings cap baseline survey 2002
Selected findingsCAP Baseline Survey 2002

Training required

  • Knowledge levels unacceptable to pharmacists

    Pharmacists willing

  • Pharmacists willing to expand access to ARTs

  • Pharmacists willing to participate in the care process

    Attitude shift indicated

  • Need for positive shifts in attitude identified

  • Caribbean Association of Pharmacists KABP (2002)


Diffusion approach
Diffusion approach

Diffusion

A special type of communication process in which participants create and share information with one another to reach mutual understanding

Everett, Rogers. Diffusion of Innovation (1995)


Cap may 2004
CAPMay 2004

  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines

  • Trainer of Trainers (Innovators & opinion leaders)

    • The pharmacology of ARTs (basic)

    • Adherence to treatment

    • Treatment of HIV/AIDS

      50 participants


Cap chart august 2004
CAP/CHART August 2004

  • Belize

  • Early majority (peer respected)

    • Treatment of HIV/AIDS

    • Side effect management

      200 participants


Cap chart may 2005
CAP/CHARTMay 2005

  • Nassau , Bahamas

  • Trainer of Trainers (Innovators , opinion leaders)

    • Antiretrovirals and Adverse Drug Interactions.

    • Drug/Herbal interactions

      50 participants


Cap chart august 2005
CAP/CHART August 2005

  • Guyana

  • Early majority

    HIV/AIDS:Emerging co-infections

    and comorbidities

    Works shop (30 persons)

    Pharmacoeconomic considerations

    and rational drug procurement

    250 participants


Cap chart december 2005
CAP/CHART December 2005

  • Tobago

  • Nutritional aspects (CFNI)

  • Orientation to laboratory values (CAREC)

  • Communication for concordance

  • 50 participants

    Sponsors: Tobago House of Assembly, Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago


Cap chart march 20 april 1 2006
CAP/CHART March 20-April 1, 2006

  • Jamaica-Kingston and Montego Bay

    Trainer of trainers

    • Basic pharmacoeconomics and rational drug procurement

    • Caribbean drug treatment guidelines

      45 participants

  • Sponsors: National Health Fund (Jamaica): Ministries of Health- Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent, Guyana, St. Lucia, Bahamas. Corporate sponsors-CARIMED, Bayer pharmaceuticals, CARPIN


Cap chart may 2006
CAP/CHART May 2006

  • Suriname

  • Trainer of trainers

  • Mainstreaming Dialogue 1

  • Psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS care

    30 participants


Cap chart august 2006
CAP/CHART August 2006

  • St. Kitts Nevis

    Early majority

    Mainstreaming Dialogue 2

    • Children and HIV/AIDS

    • HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse

    • Taking care of PLWHAs (workshop)-PLWHA facilitated

    • 200 participants


Cap december 2006
CAP December 2006

  • Dominica

  • Early majority

    • Basic pharmacoeconomics

    • Advanced pharmacoeconomics ( 2 completing)

    • Caribbean HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines

      22 participants

  • Partners: Pharmacists of Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago


Overview of country involvement
Overview of country involvement

  • Beneficiaries

    • Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts Nevis, Turks and Caicos, Anguilla, Cuba, Belize, Bahamas, Dominica, Guyana, Suriname, Curacao, St. Lucia.

  • Targetted:

    • Barbados, Haiti, Cayman, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda


Plans 2007
Plans 2007

  • Pre-service training

    • Lecturers and curricula

      • June 2007, August 2007

  • Late majority

    • Collaboration with PPS in St. Lucia

    • Comprehensive HIV/AIDS training

    • May 14-19, 2007

    • Workshop - Role of the Caribbean pharmacist in HIV/AIDS care

    • Advanced pharmacoeconomics

    • Pharmacology of ARTs

    • August 2007

    • Cayman Islands

  • KABP report 2007


Challenges
Challenges

  • Harmonization and standardization

  • Regional cost reduction strategies for ARVs

  • Improving and expanding service delivery

  • Funding


The cap chart connection

Thank you

www.cap.org.jm