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

Expanding HIV Care and Treatment in Zimbabwe
The ZimPAAC consortium collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in Zimbabwe to meet the following primary HIV epidemic control objectives:
  • Diagnose 95% of all persons living with HIV through integrated testing
  • Ensure 95% of individuals diagnosed with HIV are initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART), retained ...
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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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