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International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)



I-TECH is a global network that works with local partners to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems in resource-limited countries. I-TECH promotes local ownership to sustain effective health systems.

Core Services Offered

Clinical Mentoring
Demand Creation
Differentiated Care
eLearning/Distance Learning
Gender/Women & Girls
Global Health Security
Health Information Systems
Health Policy
HIV Counseling and Testing
HIV and STI Prevention, Care and Treatment
HIV/Tuberculosis Co-infection
Human Resources for Health
Implementation Science
Integrating Research and Practice
Key Populations
Laboratory Systems Strengthening
Mental Health
Monitoring & Evaluation
Nursing/Health Care Worker Cadres
Quality Improvement
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

Funding Information

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), via PEPFAR
U.S. Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), via PEPFAR, Contracts from prime recipients of BMGF and USAID awards, NIH
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The CDC Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Reporting Structure

Center Executive Director Ann Downer reports to Department of Global Health Chair Judith Wasserheit

Related UW Entities

Department of Global Health
School of Public Health
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
Department of Epidemiology
Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Department of Family Medicine

External Partners

I-TECH partners with Ministries of Health in more than 12 countries and several US based and international universities. It also implements programming in close partnership with several international NGOs (e.g., Lighthouse Trust in Malawi, ZACH in Zimbabwe), and civil society in more than 20 countries.