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SOUTH AFRICA: Clinical Care Options Announces Public/Private Partnership Targeting HIV Care in South Africa


Sacramento Bee (09.18.12)

Clinical Care Options (CCO) recently announced the creation of a new program to support South African nurses and doctors manage HIV-infected and HIV/TB-co-infected persons. CCO will develop an interactive, digital training and certification program, called InPractice®, in cooperation with the University of Witwatersrand and the Foundation for Professional Development, two South African companies involved in HIV/AIDS medical education. InPractice® can be used to train HIV doctors, nurses treating HIV patients, and other healthcare professionals in settings with limited resources, and it provides relevant practical training and certification to improve patient lives. The program will be available in different formats: online, mobile (for smart phones and tablet computers), and a version for PCs with internet connection. InPractice® provides structured educational modules certified for South Africa’s continuing education professional credits with integrated, easy-to-search references that facilitate decision making at the point of care. InPractice® also includes access to health information databases specific to South Africa, as well as providing practice guidelines and drug reference information. Additional information is available at or via e-mail at


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