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 95-95-95 goals.

To support this effort, I-TECH South Africa worked 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 placed 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 in South Africa
Through the South African Men's HIV Self-Testing, I-TECH demonstrated 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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Clinic Ward-Based Outreach Team (WBOT) Program in South Africa
I-TECH supported the implementation of a Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) phased intervention to enhance ward-based Outreach Team (WBOT) ...
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Health Policy System Strengthening in South Africa
I-TECH will continue to support the National Department of Health (NDoH) in the process of strengthening the policy management and implementation systems with a focus on reaching the 95-95-95 targets ...
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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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