Infectious Diseases Institute's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) administered by IDI's Learning Innovations Centre (LIC), aims to build the technical capacity of healthcare workers in Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It targets healthcare workers and other stakeholders whose work focuses on the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The priority areas of the Virtual Learning Environment are three-fold:
Through these priority areas, the VLE hopes to address the limited healthcare workforce in areas of need, as well as the high attrition rates of healthcare workers by providing technical training at the workplace and enhancing current face-to-face training programs.
IDI has trained over 18,000 alumni who attended advanced and specialized courses in the management of HIV and related infectious diseases. These health workers are within resource limited settings. Please see our Alumni Testimonies page to learn more about IDI training from the perspective of trainees
Our case study page highlights original patient case studies describing clinical observations related to HIV, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases in resource limited settings. They provide guidance and the necessary reference material to gain experience in infectious diseases case management
IDI provides several updates, guidelines and recommendations about the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of infectious diseases. Implementation of guidelines and recommendations should consider other several factors especially in resource limited settings.