World Health Organization guidelines for placing all HIV positive individuals on antiretroviral treatment has intensified the demand for a competent and accessible global health work force that can accommodate 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets for testing, treating, and virally suppressing HIV patients. There is an urgent need to concentrate on effective, differentiated, and cost-efficient service delivery models that embrace high quality patient-centered HIV care as countries adopt and roll out Test and Start. Achieving 90-90-90 will require substantial shifts in how HIV services are staffed and delivered; different solutions, including task sharing, are still needed to reach targets. Over the past decade, a variety of non-physician cadres, such as nurse-midwives, clinical officers, and medical assistants, have contributed to growing evidence of task sharing’s positive contributions to HIV health outcomes in resource-limited settings.
I-TECH introduced its clinical mentoring program in Haiti in 2006. A team of physicians, nurses, and psychologists provide technical assistance to 20 sites in the MSPP care and services network to help strengthen HIV- and AIDS-related services. During site visits, CHARESS mentors conduct clinical rounds ...Read More
I-TECH provides technical support to SANC to develop a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for nurses using findings from a pilot study and input from key stakeholders ...Read More
I-TECH supports Human Resource and Primary Healthcare training initiatives to build Ideal Clinic capacity, with emphasis on the Professional Nurse. I-TECH also supports the Ideal Clinic brand strategy and supports Community Oriented Primary Care to enhance the services of ward-based outreach teams in collaboration with the University of Pretoria Department ...Read More
I-TECH is supporting Regional Training Centres (RTCs) across provinces to increase their capacity to coordinate in-service trainings, with an emphasis on reaching the 90-90-90 indicators