I-TECH collaborates with the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention (NCAIDS) of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program (CDC GAP) China office to strengthen training and support for health care workers in the care and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Currently, I-TECH is working with NCAIDS and the CDC GAP China office to revise and strengthen the training curriculum and to improve the evaluation methodology for the National Clinical Training Program on HIV and AIDS. I-TECH has also translated a number of key documents into Chinese, including materials on the evaluation of training programs, and documents on clinical mentoring from I-TECH’s Clinical Mentoring Toolkit.
Revise & Enhance National Curriculum on HIV and AIDS Treatment and Care
I-TECH is working with NCAIDS to revise, enhance, and standardize the curriculum on HIV and AIDS treatment and care for the National Clinical Training Program on HIV and AIDS. This program, funded by the Chinese Ministry of Health, began in 2003 and aims to increase access to antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV and AIDS in China by training health care workers on HIV and AIDS treatment and care.
Strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation System for HIV and AIDS Training
To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Clinical Training Program on HIV and AIDS, I-TECH is supporting the collaborative development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan and an accompanying set of data collection tools. These materials will assist leaders as they track available resources, and it will help them monitor the program’s progress against objectives.