Nursing/HCW Cadres

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.

Program Highlights

Clinical Mentoring in Haiti
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, I-TECH mentors conduct clinical rounds, conferences and chart reviews, and ...
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Continuing Professional Development for Nurses in South Africa
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 ...
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Health Information Systems in Haiti
At the request of the MSPP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Haiti (CDC GAP), I-TECH began developing iSanté electronic medical records system in 2005. Use of iSanté data not only has the capacity to improve clinical decision making and quality of care at ...
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Ideal Clinic Realization and Maintenance in South Africa
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 ...
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