The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) on Friday, March 18, handed over three desktop computer sets to the Northeast Regional Health Authority.
The desktop computers are a project output of activities implemented under the current subaward agreement between the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). Through this subaward agreement, the MOHW and I-TECH are working together to scale-up HIV treatment and retention at selected health facilities across Jamaica. The activities under this subaward are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) via a cooperative agreement with the University of Washington. C-TECH is supporting the implementation of the activities at PEPFAR supported clinics in the Western Regional Health Authority and the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA).
The provision of these desktop computers will support activities at the sites in the following ways:
• Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Points and site teams to improve strategic information capacity through timely data entry, quality, management and analysis;
• Support sessions dedicated to deduplicate dockets and entering data into TSIS;
• Provide dedicated support for TSIS updates.
“C-TECH is proud to work collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and NERHA. And we know that these desktop computers will help to improve the health information system for the monitoring of the PLHIVs in care and helping us make informed decisions to support the retention and re-engagement of patients and service efficiency,” said C-TECH Executive Director, Natalie Irving Mattocks.
At the handover event, Dr Patrick Wheatle, Regional Technical Director for NERHA, extended his gratitude to C-TECH for their support to NERHA and with the implementation of the activities under the subaward.