I-TECH began working with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other implementing partners in 2016 to develop and implement robust national health information systems (HIS) that enable greater efficiency and accountability and strategic use of information.
These HIS included:
- Real-time Reporting System: Support a real-time SMS-based reporting system that utilizes a toll-free for rapid interpretation and remediation of service delivery challenges related to HIV testing services (HTS), HIV care & treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and tuberculosis (TB).
- TB Health Information System: Develop and maintain the national TB patient level health information management system based on the OpenMRS platform to increase efficiency in identification, care, and treatment of TB patients.
- HIV National Data Warehouse: Ensure the availability of strategic information to monitor progress toward reaching epidemic control, with particular focus on Treat All, linkages to care, and HIV clinical cascade for 90-90-90 care continuum.
- DHIS2 for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Provide aggregate data down to the facility level from HIV programs including antiretroviral therapy, PMTCT, and HTS for use by the national program and M&E staff to monitor program success.
I-TECH HIS programming in Botswana ended in 2021. To learn more about the program, please see the I-TECH Botswana Over the Years: Improving the Health of Communities in Botswana through Strong, Compassionate, and Equitable Health Systems brochure.