Strategic Information Technical Assistance Consortium

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Investigator: George W. Rutherford, MD
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Location(s): Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; South Sudan; Uganda; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Angola; Cameroon; Congo (Kinshasa); Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Ivory Coast; Ghana; Nigeria; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; China; India; Cambodia; Indonesia; Viet Nam; Laos; Thailand; Ukraine; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Guyana; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; United States; Papua New Guinea

Description

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and its partners, the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and Akeso Associates, propose to form the Strategic Information Technical Assistance Consortium (SITAC) that will assist the U.S government to build sustainable long-term capacity for the collection, use and dissemination of strategic information (SI) in PEPFAR and Global Fund countries.  Our strategy calls for provision of short- and long-term technical assistance, development of knowledge tools, ongoing mentorship and regional and national workshops. We plan to assess health information system infrastructure, strengthen the capacity and functioning of national surveillance systems, improve monitoring and evaluation data collection and use, increase quality and use of public health evaluations and to strengthen the policy, finance, educational and practice environments of SI staff working in these target countries. We will measure the impact of our activities and progress to our goals and objectives using Next Generation Indicators.