C-TECH’s presence in the region brings investment, research and innovation to help improve the delivery of quality health services.
The Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) is a locally registered organization that previously operated as the Caribbean office of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) at the University of Washington (UW). In 2020, C-TECH was formed, capitalizing on over 17 years of experience implementing innovative, locally driven HIV prevention, care, and treatment programmes in the region. C-TECH has now expanded its scope to include chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Based in Jamaica, C-TECH’s high-calibre team of professionals, Clinicians and Academics have gained unparalleled experience working at treatment sites across the region, responding to and meeting local needs. C-TECH partners with government, academic and civil society organizations to support strong health systems and a skilled and empowered health care workforce to improve the health of communities within the Caribbean.
C-TECH has adopted and adapted I-TECH’s robust financial and administrative policies, procedures, and systems to successfully administer and manage complex international grants from diverse funding sources, including the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), the Global Fund, and United States government funding agencies. The C-TECH team manages programs funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support HIV Care and Treatment, Health Systems Strengthening, and Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean region.
C-TECH is part of the UW/I-TECH global network, which operates in 17 countries and comprises a culturally rich community of experts including UW faculty, global partners, staff, and students. As part of this network, C-TECH accesses the academic depth and regulatory structures of UW and, together with local and regional clinical and programmatic expertise, scales up best practices and strengthens health systems.