Caribbean

Since 2003, I-TECH has been providing technical support and capacity building with health ministries and local organizations in the Caribbean Region. Technical assistance has focused on continuous quality improvement, clinical mentoring of physicians and nurses, health systems strengthening, eLearning, and instructional design. Currently, the team is doing pioneering work in modeling how to improve provider-patient communication with key populations—in this case, gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, transgender women, and sex workers.

I-TECH’s work in the Caribbean supports activities to improve  loss to follow-up, retention in care, treatment adherence, and virologic suppression. I-TECH implements programs to improve access and quality of care for all PLHIV and specifically key population groups affected by HIV. Efforts focused on eliminating stigma and discrimination are a high priority. Regionally, I-TECH currently works in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and Barbados but has worked in many other Caribbean countries in the past.

Program Highlights

Continuous Quality Improvement through Collaboratives in the Caribbean
Since 2013, I-TECH has led quality improvement (QI) collaboratives in the Caribbean region, enabling multidisciplinary teams based at health facilities to work together toward a common goal of improving care and treatment for patients with HIV ...
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eLearning and HIV Diploma Course in the Caribbean
I-TECH partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) – St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago to develop a blended eLearning course that enables health care workers to provide high-quality clinical management of patients living with HIV ...
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Improving HIV Care and Treatment across the Caribbean Region
I-TECH continues to support a variety of activities aimed at improving HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the Caribbean region. Support ranges from on-site clinical mentoring to development of training curricula, or clinical support materials to improve care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region ...
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Improving HIV Care for Key Populations in the Caribbean
In 2015 I-TECH designed and launched a novel preceptorship program called Improving HIV Care for Key Populations in the Caribbean. This initiative is aimed at building clinicians’ capacity to provide nonjudgmental, high-quality comprehensive HIV care to key, at-risk populations ...
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