South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is working to meet the health challenges facing its people, which include a high HIV prevalence compounded by high incidences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis.

In 2003, at the request of the National and Provincial Departments of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global AIDS Program, I-TECH began work in South Africa to support the government’s Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment.

In anticipation of National Health Insurance, the key health initiatives in South Africa currently focus on strengthening the primary health care system (PHC) to provide greater access to quality care to the most vulnerable populations and to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.

To support this effort, I-TECH South Africa works with government and community leaders, individuals, and communities to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of the South African national HIV, STI, and TB response. In all of its efforts, I-TECH South Africa places an emphasis on program assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and continuous quality improvement with sustainable local involvement to ensure programs can transition to local entities.

Program Highlights

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 South Africa
I-TECH South Africa strengthens in-service learning platforms for the training and professional development of health care workers, including SkillSMART and the Knowledge Hub ...
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HIV Peer Navigators in South Africa
Through its Engagement to Care (I-CARE) Program, I-TECH is piloting an intervention that includes a Peer Navigator training program for ward-based outreach teams (WBOTs) and facility-based health care workers. This aims to enhance linkage and retention to HIV care, helping to ensure that those who test HIV positive continue to ...
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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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