Training on Communicable Diseases
During the decade of 90s, HIV/AIDS was exploding in US, Africa and Asia including in India. India was seen as one of the major centers of HIV/AIDS epidemic. IHO in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, World Bank, and 25 other global health organizations, took upon this as a challenge and made great contributions towards the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
One of the most successful achievements was the establishment of “REGIONAL AIDS TRAINING CENTER AND NETWORKING PROGRAM” (RATNEI) which became a model of HIV prevention in the world. I t provided capacity development for health workers at all levels from all countries in South Asia and globally. RATNEI is the flagship program of IHO which trains health professionals, community health workers, and local villagers in HIV/AIDS diagnosis and prevention techniques. RATNEI trains people on all levels in the region to promote awareness and understanding of HIVAIDS and enable capacity building with the hopes this information will be disseminated from our trainees to other professionals, health workers, and villagers. The main goal of the projects are to mitigate the impact that HIV/AIDS may have in the region by training and educating appropriately. The RATNEI program was deemed one of the most successful program in the world.
Based upon the successes from our HIV/AIDS program, IHO now focusses upon prevention of other communicable diseases: respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, childhood diseases, malaria, and AIDS,
IHO continues providing capacity development for all communicable infectious diseases in developing countries.