Clincal Mentoring Toolkit

Clinical Mentoring Toolkit

About I-TECH

The International Training and Education Center on HIV (I-TECH) works at the invitation of ministries of health and the US government to support the development of comprehensive training systems for health care workers in regions hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic. Ongoing mentoring activities, pre-service education, infusion of multimedia into training, and distance learning are high priority teaching methodologies for I-TECH, and its open-source database, TrainSMART, supports tracking of national workforce training activities in many countries.

I-TECH receives funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the US Agency for International Development, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others, to support the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I-TECH operates from a network of 10 locally-registered non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. All I-TECH offices maintain strong ties to the US-based universities that support them—the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of California, San Francisco.

The scope of I-TECH activities is broad—from helping countries to scale up delivery of HIV care and antiretroviral treatment, to the design and delivery of long-term clinical training programs that support the transfer of learning from classroom to workplace.

I-TECH sets high standards for education, instructional design, program management, quality improvement, and clinical care throughout its network. I-TECH is proud to be a partner in the global effort to reduce human suffering caused by HIV and AIDS.