Effective public health systems depend on a well-trained, skilled and motivated workforce to carry out the services needed to achieve health goals.. Indeed, many developing countries, Kenya included, are facing a crisis in human resource for health due to; shortages in health workforce, brain drain and lack of adequate training.Implementing effective health interventions that contribute to reducing disease burden require more and better trained health personnel therefore great emphasis has to be placed on human resource development.
The LVCT Health Training Institute is dedicated to building a sustainable health workforce and bridging the gap in human resource and capacities for community HIV and health services in Kenya. The Training Institute was registered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in 2011 to provide Diploma related trainings. Its also accredited by Kenya Counseling and Psychologist Association (KCPA) and NASCOP to provide HIV and Counseling related courses. Since its inception in 2001, the Training Institute trains 700 health providers annually, including more than 75% of all the 8000 HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) personnel in Kenya and 90% of HTC supervisors. In total, the Institute has delivered HIV related training to more than 15,000 health care workers and has also contributed to development of national curricula.
Certification is through LVCT Training Institute, State Department of Health (MOH), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), or by Ministry of Health (MoH) agencies such as National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), Reproductive and Maternal Health Unit, and Community Health Services (CHS) etc.