Where We Work
Contains information on I-TECH country projects.
In 2010, after discussions with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Health, I-TECH began collaborating with a young academic institution, Universidade José Eduardo dos Santos (UJES) in Angola. The primary goal of I-TECH’s programming in Angola is to strengthen the pre-service education of increasing numbers of medical, nursing, and allied health students in Huambo province.
I-TECH has been working in Botswana since 2004 to build capacity for addressing Botswana's HIV/AIDS epidemic. In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program in Botswana (BOTUSA), the Botswana Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Local Government, and the University of Botswana, I-TECH builds human and institutional capacity in training and strategic information.
I-TECH program in Cambodia works with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Cambodian Ministry of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the improvement laboratory operations for enhanced disease detection, surveillance and biosecurity.
I-TECH provides the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network and other organizations in the region with targeted technical assistance in the areas of clinical mentoring of physicians and nurses, quality improvement, operational systems strengthening, and instructional design.
I-TECH has been invited to collaborate with the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China and other organizations to strengthen training and support for health care workers in the care and treatment of individuals with HIV and AIDS.
I-TECH has been working in Côte d’Ivoire since December of 2008 and its primary project is the development and implementation of electronic laboratory information systems in a myriad of central and regional laboratories.
In Ethiopia, I-TECH delivers technical assistance that enhances antiretroviral treatment (ART) service delivery and develops human resources in HIV/AIDS care. I-TECH provides an array of technical, clinical, laboratory, and operational support to 38 health care sites in the three northern regions of Amhara, Afar, and Tigray.
I-TECH's Guyana Program closed on March 25, 2011. I-TECH has been working in collaboration with Ministry of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP) since 2005 to support capacity building in Guyana. The overall goal of I-TECH's work in Guyana is to coordinate and ensure high-quality training in HIV and AIDS care and treatment nationwide, according to national policy and international standards.
Since early 2004, I-TECH has been working in close collaboration with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) and partners to increase clinical skills and strengthen technical capacity to respond to the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. I-TECH's programs in Haiti are focused on improving HIV/AIDS treatment and care through expansion of services in medical sites and improved training for health care workers.
I-TECH has been working in India since 2003 to equip health workers with enhanced knowledge and skills to care for people with HIV. I-TECH aims to enhance human capacity for HIV care and support in high-prevalence states in India through trainings and clinical mentoring visits at hospitals, antiretroviral treatment centers, non-governmental organizations, and other health centers.
I-TECH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National AIDS/STD Control Programme (NASCOP) in Kenya to improve the use of health management information systems (HMIS) for patient management, clinical quality improvement, and reporting.
Since 2003, I-TECH Malawi has provided technical assistance to the Malawi Ministry of Health and partners, supporting efforts to strengthen the national health system. Drawing on expertise from I-TECH’s global network, including the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco, I-TECH builds capacity in HIV care and treatment, monitoring and evaluation, logistics, grants management, and program management at the national and local levels.
I-TECH initiated its activities in Mozambique in December 2005 through an invitation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP), Mozambique. I-TECH Mozambique's main objective is to build capacity within the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to address the shortage of personnel qualified to diagnose and treat individuals with HIV and AIDS, and improve the quality of health care services.
In Namibia, leaders are leveraging the country’s relative prosperity to address key health challenges, which include wide income disparities, high HIV prevalence, and a shortage of skilled health care workers. These efforts are providing quality care to a greater number of Namibians and steadily improving health outcomes. Since 2003, I-TECH Namibia has provided technical assistance and training to support this success.
Since 2003, I-TECH has been working in South Africa at the request of the National and Provincial Departments of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP), South Africa, to help implement the South African government’s Operational Plan for comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment.
I-TECH works with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to develop a skilled health workforce that is able to effectively provide care and treatment to individuals with HIV and AIDS. I-TECH's activities in Tanzania focus on building the necessary human resources and infrastructure for training health care workers and on building capacity to provide HIV and tuberculosis (TB)/HIV services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART).
I-TECH’s work in Uganda centers on evaluating health care training programs, in partnership with Accordia Global Health Foundation and the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University.
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 State Services on HIV and Other Socially Dangerous Diseases (SSH), the Ukrainian Center for Disease Control of the MoH of Ukraine (UCDC), NGO Chas Zhittya Plus, and the Bogomolets National Medical University (NMU).
Declining resources for public health, together with a shortage of qualified health care workers, have made it more difficult for Zimbabweans to access quality health services. Despite these challenges, global and local leaders have continued to invest in the promise of a better future for Zimbabwe’s people. I-TECH, with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and local partners to strengthen national health systems.