International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Location(s): Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Ivory Coast; China; India; Viet Nam; Guyana; Bahamas; Barbados; Haiti; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has offices in Africa, India, and Haiti, and projects in more than twenty countries. I-TECH's 700 worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other partners to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. Most of I-TECH's projects are organized to follow our Partnership Model, which describes a project cycle in which sustainability and transition to local ownership are key project outcomes.
I-TECH works primarily in the following technical areas:
- Health system strengthening
- Health workforce development
- Operations research and evaluation
- Prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases