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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.

Training Materials

Training course materials developed and delivered, in collaboration with the MSPP, include:

  • HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination in Caribbean Health Care Settings: Trigger Scenarios (Stigmatisation et discrimination liées au VIH/SIDA dans les dispensaires de soins de santé des Caraïbes: scenarios à méditer). Facilitator guide in French and video scenarios in Haitian Creole.
  • Training Trigger Tapes for the Therapeutic Management of PLWHA (Scénarios pour la Formation de la Prise en Charge Thérapeutique des PVVIH). Facilitator guide in French and video scenarios in Haitian Creole.
  • National Care and Treatment of People Living with HIV Curriculum (Prise en charge thérapeutique complète des personnes vivant avec le VIH). Facilitator and participant manuals in French.
  • The Chance (Chans). Video in Creole (subtitles in English) with accompanying discussion guides for general public and clinicians.

I-TECH has successfully developed curricula for:

  • Malaria
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis
  • Management of acute diarrhea
  • Prevention with Positives
  • Care for most-at-risk populations (MARPs)
  • Nursing
  • Biomedical sciences
  • HIV Viral Load Testing and Monitoring
 
Haiti

Overview

In partnership with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) in Haiti, I-TECH implements health systems strengthening programs to improve service delivery via a trained health workforce, robust health information systems (HIS) and leadership and governance. I-TECH provides technical assistance to ensure that both national level entities and sites providing healthcare services are able to leverage the integrated health information systems: the electronic medical record (EMR) iSanté and the laboratory information system (LIS) OpenELIS (OE). These systems used at point-of-care, paired with close clinical mentoring, allow for better decision making by providers, differentiated care for patients, and improved clinical performance through continuous quality improvement. At the national level, the MSPP and the donor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), are able to conduct national level public health analysis using aggregated data from the systems. These analyses are used to modify policies and target assistance to the benefit of the patients. 


Program Highlights

Currently, I-TECH focuses on four of the six World Health Organization health systems building blocks: health service delivery, health workforce, health information systems, and leadership and governance. Previously, I-TECH also supported the other two building blocks of access to essential medicines and health systems financing through the Centers of Excellence project that ended in September 2016. 


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