Since 2009, the University of Washington’s International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) has worked with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (MSHP) to strengthen laboratory information systems at the national and regional levels. I-TECH laboratory support to Côte d’Ivoire aims to develop and implement targeted interventions designed to support expanded use of laboratory information systems and their data for decision making. With I-TECH support, adoption of an open-source electronic laboratory information system (eLIS) has already resulted in improved efficiency and accuracy of laboratory data collection and reporting. Over 50 national, regional, and general hospital laboratories across Côte d’Ivoire have implemented eLIS systems.
In 2021, I-TECH began a five-year cooperative agreement with the United States Health Resources and Services Administration under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to begin implementing the Quality Improvement (QI) Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control (QISSEC) project, which aims to improve data quality and strengthen capacity to help close HIV-related service delivery gaps across clinics and communities throughout Côte d’Ivoire.