Gender/Women & Girls

UNAIDS estimates that there are 870,000 new HIV infections among women and girls each year.1 Globally, adolescent girls and young women often lack adequate health care services; access to programs that prevent and address violence; and access to HIV/STI education, testing, and treatment.

I-TECH has worked to increase access and improve health care programs and services for adolescent girls and young women through innovative in-service training in Tanzania, supporting the build of a gender-based violence database in Kenya, building clinician capacity in the Caribbean region, and starting the DREAMS program in Namibia.

1UNAIDS, 2017

Program Highlights

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Namibia
I-TECH began supporting the implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of Namibia’s combination HIV prevention strategy in 2017 ...
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Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS) in Namibia
In 2017, I-TECH began the DREAMS program in Khomas and Zambezi regions. The DREAMS program aims to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) through a core package of evidence-based interventions across health, education, and social sectors. At a safe space such as a school or community ...
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Health Information Systems in Kenya
In 2012, I-TECH designed and developed an electronic medical records (EMR) system, KenyaEMR, to support the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. KenyaEMR is built on the OpenMRS platform. I-TECH supported the implementation of KenyaEMR in over 300 health facilities throughout Kenya—one of the largest open source EMR rollouts in Africa ...
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Innovative Training Models in Tanzania
I-TECH Tanzania has implemented many pre- and in-service training initiatives and materials, as well as adopted TrainSMART ...
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