Khulu Associates provide quality management consultancy services and training in healthcare related topics, specifically HIV/AIDS. Khulu Associates has worked with various funding agencies in the field of training for HIV/AIDS including PMTCT, ART for health providers and for lay providers. With a wealth of experience found in its team of professionals, Khulu is able to create programmes that address specific needs and gaps identified in this sector.
Khulu Associates works with the management of organisations to identify gaps in the strategy of the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS and highlights management training needs. The team then develops training programmes and materials incorporating HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
Consultancy and training services
Prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS
Train the trainer services available
Khulu Associates develops training, monitoring and evaluation programmes, reporting systems and databases to ensure the effective integration and sustainability of their programmes. They implement and conduct training of workforce and communities, and train a core group of trainers who then continue to expand and scale up the training. They aim to
Develop a strategy for the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS amongst the workforce
Provide training in the core management functions
Undertake management skills updates in the broad HIV/AIDS and reproductive health spectrum including counselling, adherence to ART as well as support and linkages to enable communities to develop a supportive palliative care programme
Train the trainers for scalability
Increase workforce capacity
Khulu Associates have the following areas of competency
Development of strategies
Project, design, management and implementation
Decision making and problem solving
Advocacy and policy development
Training in HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, family planning, childbirth and newborn survival
Coaching and facilitation skills
Research and evaluation
Khulu Associates are an experienced, dynamic and results oriented team who develop health training programmes that have a positive impact on people. They have strong training, capacity building, human development and presentation skills.
Dynamic and result oriented consultants
Programmes designed to have a positive impact on people
Focus on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health
Areas of focus and expertise
The associates main areas of focus has been the development of training materials for community based providers, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. Another key skill has been in the training of young people in reproductive health. Concept papers on training programmes can be provided.
Training the trainers
For JHPIEGO, ZPCT, Ministry of Defence, Camfed, Rapids/CRS, SUFP
Development of training material
Khulu Associates has developed and participated in the development of training materials in PMTCT, home based care, ART, family planning and adolescent sexual reproductive health.
Programme design and implementation
Development and implementation of HIV/AIDS and community home based care for Expanded Church Response (ECR)
Development of training packages for CRAIDS, Department of Health (SA) and Swaziland Government
Development, design and implementation of the Scaling of Family Planning in Zambia
World Bank evaluation of environmental related illness in schools
UNFPA thematic evaluation of maternal health programme
JPIEGO evaluation of the HIV medic program in Uganda and Zambia
MCDMCH evaluation of the emergency obstetric care programme
Performance evaluation of graduates of a strengthened midwifery training programme in Zambia
The regional scope of Khulu Associates is ECSA/SADC. Based in Zambia, it will have a regional office in Tanzania to cater for the East African market. Khulu Associates has affiliates across the ECSA/SADC region and are able to effectively conduct training and capacity building programmes in any of these countries.
For consultants, each baseline survey, literature review and workshop or training activity will be calculated based on the nature of the activity, the number of days, the equipment and supplies required for the given activity.
Workshops & In-house training
Khulu Associates brings Christian values into health training for young people. This approach prepares them to be able to deal with such issues as GBV, HIV/AIDs, bullying and drug abuse.
Health training with Christian values
Preparing young people to deal with GBV, HIV/AIDs, bullying and drug abuse
Trainers are nurses and midwives in the community
By using the nurses and midwives registered with sister company, Nonkhululeko Nursing and Midwifery Agency (NNMA), Khulu Associates will be able to share their skills and competencies into the field.
Train a core group of trainers in the reach4life package (5 health providers and 5 youth peer educators).
A peer educator work closely with a health provider for the first year to build capacity.
Develop a strategy to scale up training in local schools
Promote behaviour change using the reach4life approach which includes impact of HIV/AIDS
Provide follow up monitoring and evaluation systems
Development of prevention, care and treatment and support systems for youth living with HIV/AIDS, and drug and alcohol abuse
Develop reporting systems for community based organisations