Appraisal of Nature of Capacity Building Programs of HIV/AIDS Supply Chain Workforce in Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.09.01.Art018

Authors : Sunday O. Aguora, Azuka C. Oparah, Edith C. Okechukwu, Jeffrey S Soni


This study on appraisal of nature of capacity building programs of HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce in Nigeria involved cross-sectional observational design. A pre-tested self-completion structured questionnaire was administered to 422 participants drawn from HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce. The survey had a response rate of 396(93.8%). The reliability statistics showed the questionnaire is reliable for nature of capacity building programs, Cronbach alpha (α = 0.886). On-the-job training was the most predominant capacity building approach, while task shifting and fellowship program were the least used. The study revealed nature of capacity building of HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce comprised of on-the-job training, short courses, residential training, field-based, work-based, in-service, pre-service and e-learning trainings as leading strategies and excellent in strengthening HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce capacity, mean ± standard deviation score (3.774 ± 0.9882) on a Likert scale of 1-5 (5-point scale). Others included collaboration, university-based model, mentorship, task shifting and fellowship program. Inferential statistics revealed that Managers and Directors with postgraduate qualification have more benefit from the capacity building programs (p<0.05). Whilst age, sex and years of experience have no effect on the capacity building programs of HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce (p>0.05). Chi-square statistic revealed that nature of capacity building program is a significant factor of HIV/AIDS supply chain workforce capacity (p<0.05). Effective capacity building programs are central to the improvement of HIV/AIDS supply chain systems and responsiveness.


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