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

Men’s HIV Self Screening
Through the South African Men's HIV Self-Testing, I-TECH will demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of an intervention model utilizing community health workers and outreach team leaders to increase uptake of HIV testing and treatment initiation among undiagnosed HIV-positive men ...
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Strengthening the Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) Program in South Africa
I-TECH supports the South African Government’s National Department of Health (NDoH) to strengthen its community health workers (CHWs) program so that it promotes linkage, adherence, and retention in care ...
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Key Populations Sensitization Training for Health Care Workers in South Africa
I-TECH South Africa aims to increase uptake of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services by key, at-risk populations, in order to improve primary care ...
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Mental Health Integration (MhINT) Program
In collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and The Knowledge Translation Unit, I-TECH is working with the National Department of Health (NDoH) to strengthen the integration of mental health services into routine chronic care within the primary health care system ...
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