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Programs in I-TECH South Africa are funded by the United States government, via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP), South Africa, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I-TECH also partners with the National Department of Health and a variety of local organizations, agencies, and institutions in South Africa.
In Mozambique, I-TECH works closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC GAP) and the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) as well as Centro de Colaboração em Saúde (CCS). I-TECH has also worked with a number of partner organizations in Mozambique, including: Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and its affiliate, the Fundação Ariel Glaser, Health Alliance International (HAI), Columbia University (ICAP), FHI 360), HIVQUAL/HEALTHQUAL, and Population Services International (PSI).
Together, I-TECH Malawi, the Malawi Ministry of Health, and partners work continuously to address the country’s health priorities, including curbing the HIV epidemic towards an AIDS free generation through the efficient scale up of HIV resources and services. Through close collaboration, they endeavor to build a highly capable and organized health care workforce and make quality care available to a greater number of Malawians.
I-TECH Kenya has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); the Ministry of Health; the National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NASCOP) and its Division of Health Informatics, Monitoring and Evaluation; and the Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN); National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS); Palladium; PATH; Better Immunization Data Initiative Learning Network.
I-TECH is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and therefore works in close collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control Global AIDS Program, United States Agency for International Development, the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, the Unité de Gestion de Projet (UGP/MSPP/ PEPFAR), Ministère des Affaires Sociales, the Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti, Faculté de medicine et de pharmacie, Faculté d’odontologie, Université Notre Dame d’Haïti, the Écoles Nationales des Infirmières, and Faculté des Sciences Humaines. I-TECH also collaborates with a variety of local and international organizations including: Centre Haïtien pour le Renforcement du Système de Santé (CHARESS), Centres GHESKIO, Partners in Health/Zamni Lasante (PIH/ZL), Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), Jhpiego, Cornell University, Institut Haïtien de Santé Communautaire (INHSAC), the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), and Solutions, SA.
I-TECH began working in Ukraine in 2011 at the invitation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. Today, I-TECH’s key partners in Ukraine include the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (formerly Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (UCDC), and the Ukrainian Family Medicine Training Center of the Bogomolets National Medical University (NMU).
I-TECH Kenya’s Global Health Security (GHSA) funded programs aim to advance the Global Health Security Agenda through strengthening information systems and reporting.
The key objectives are preventing and reducing the likelihood of disease outbreaks, improving the efficiency and accuracy of the detection of communicable diseases, strengthening surveillance capacity and national and county levels for a rapid and effective response, enhancing Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices to prevent the emergence and spread of pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria.
As a key member of the Kenya electronic medical record (EMR) system technical working group, I-TECH works to implement and standardize the EMR systems used in the management of national HIV and AIDS care and treatment data. Similar efforts have focused on ensuring that different electronic systems can communicate with one another (interoperability) and that health care workers, administrators, and staff are well trained to use and maintain them.
In 2012, I-TECH designed and developed an electronic medical records (EMR) system, KenyaEMR, to support the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. KenyaEMR is built on the OpenMRS platform. I-TECH supported the implementation of KenyaEMR in over 300 health facilities throughout Kenya—one of the largest open source EMR rollouts in Africa.