ASHM International are technical experts in clinical workforce development for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health. Our specialist team engage with governments, universities, organisations, professional societies and health workers to strengthen health systems, and to build the capacity of health personnel to provide high quality clinical management of sexually transmissible infections. ASHM International has grounded experience in clinical workforce development globally, maintaining focus on the Asia and Pacific regions.

 

Strategic Plan and Goals

 

Following an immense growth period in 2017, ASHM International will focus in 2018-2020 on consolidation, by developing stronger programs, staffing and systems, then market towards further expansion using high quality products and an established consultancy pool of clinical and public health experts. See our detail strategic plan HERE.  

 

Education and Training

 

Training

ASHM International delivers high quality evidence-based and context-driven trainings to strengthen the clinical workforce across the Asia and Pacific regions. Our suite of trainings includes:

  • HIV Prescriber Training
  • HIV Clinical Management Training
  • HIV and Aging
  • STI Clinical Management Training (including diagnostic and syndromic management)
  • PrEP Training
  • Introduction to Hepatitis B Training
  • Healthy Liver Training (specifically related to Hepatitis B and C)
  • Hepatitis B Prescriber Training
  • Transgender Health Training
  • Clinical (Master) Mentor Training.

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au

 

Mentoring

ASHM International has over 15 years of clinical mentoring experience, globally. Our team of specialist clinical mentors are sexual health and blood borne virus experts within Australia and the region, and present from professional backgrounds in medicine, nursing, public health, research and community development.  ASHM International works closely with organisations to ensure a tailored training and mentoring package that aligns with national policy, is relevant to context, and meets the need of local health workers.

ASHM also works with professional societies to establish and build the capacity of local mentoring pools within Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Our approach is to provide long term education and technical support so as to respond to mentee needs overtime, building sustainability for clinical workforce development by strengthening local expertise and institutionalising internal mentoring mechanisms.

Modalities for mentoring include face-to-face visits, observation and coaching through clinical practice, and remote support (telehealth, emails and teleconferencing).

To read more please see our program pages:

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research

We strengthen systems and people to enable improved local, national and global data management, translation and use in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health.

 

ASHM International works with partners to promote the establishment and maintenance of a healthy data culture that drives high-quality data across the data feedback cycle. Our M&E team build the capacity of health workforce to submit required forms, project staff to manage and analyse data, and management to translate and use data to improve services and programs. We are committed to strengthening M&E, surveillance and research to inform practice advancement in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health.

 

Our Projects:

 

  • SRH Integration Project - M&E Specialist Services focussed on strengthening the capacity of personnel and systems for the project, within local partner organisations and at health facilities to drive local and national surveillance and reporting
  • Pacific Multi-Country Mapping and Behavioural Study -  a joint study by ASHM International, UNDP, UNICEF and the University of New South Wales that explored behavioural factors, social determinants and structural drivers of HIV risk driving the epidemic among vulnerable groups in the Pacific, including men who have sex with men, transgender people, female sex workers and seafarers.

Internally, the ASHM International Effectiveness Framework ensures that monitoring and evaluation is at the core of all our work. It promotes data collection and analysis to improve understanding of our programs, projects, reach and impact. Then it guides our use of data to communicate findings and translate learning to practice (improve our products and services). The underpinning principle of ASHM International’s Effectiveness Framework is quality improvement through informed decision making and consultative project management (design to implementation).

 

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au 

 

Conferences, Events and Membership

ASHM International convenes an international session at the Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference each year. The session focus for 2018 is PrEP Access in Asia and the Pacific. We also contribute to other conferences globally to ensure that knowledge and lessons learnt from the Asia and Pacific regions are shared.

ASHM provides a small number of scholarships for people from low to middle income countries to attend the annual conference. See more at ASHM Scholarships and Awards.

ASHM also facilitates knowledge sharing and networking across the Asia and Pacific regions through the Regional Network.

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au

 

Technical Assistance

ASHM International maintains a specialist pool of consultants who provide technical assistance, training, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation, policy and guideline development and organisational development for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health projects.

Find out more about our consultancy pool: https://www.ashm.org.au/international/membership/

ASHM International has a strong team of program managers, coordinators and project officers able to provide high-level secretariat support.

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au 

 

Resources

ASHM International provides assistance to countries to develop policies, guidelines and other resources related to HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health aligned with national and global guidelines.

To find out more please contact international@ashm.org.au

Examples of resources can be accessed at https://www.ashm.org.au/resources/