The Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) supports countries in the region in their efforts to successfully address health workforce and health system challenges. 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.
Previously operating as the Caribbean office of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) at the University of Washington (UW), CTECH has been implementing innovative, locally driven healthcare programmes in the Caribbean for the past 17 years. CTECH became an autonomous entity of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) in 2020 but remains a part of the I-TECH network which enables to access the academic depth and regulatory structures of UW and, together with local and regional clinical and programmatic expertise, scale-up best practices and strengthen health systems.
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’s core work focuses on HIV prevention, support, care, and treatment programmes and strengthening systems to respond to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
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.