Zim-TTECH is a locally registered health trust established by experienced and passionate public health professionals who have a demonstrated track record in improving clinical services and revitalizing health systems.
Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training & Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) is a locally registered health trust established by experienced and passionate public health professionals who have a demonstrated track record in improving clinical services and revitalizing health systems. Zim-TTECH was established out of the University of Washington’s International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) which has been working in Zimbabwe since 2003, making significant contributions to the Zimbabwe national response to the HIV epidemic and progress toward achieving HIV epidemic control.
Zim-TTECH serves as the managing and clinical partner for the Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control (ZimPAAC) and ZAZIC consortiums, collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to expand comprehensive HIV services across the entire cascade of HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support through implementing evidence-based strategies aimed at addressing key gaps along the continuum of care for all populations. We participate in national policy development, advocacy and demand creation for universal health coverage. Zim-TTECH contributes to the prevention, promotion, surveillance, control and management of priority diseases in Zimbabwe through engagement, capacitation, and empowerment of communities to take charge of promotive and preventive health issues.
Zim-TTECH works in 703 facilities in 31 districts to provide HIV prevention services, testing, active case finding, and linkage to and retention in care and treatment. We deploy over 800 skilled health care workers (HCWs), and 4,832 community-based workers to complement existing MoHCC health facilities and other community-based programs. Our personnel assist the MoHCC staff in implementing interventions across the three 95s–testing, linkage to ART, and retention on treatment, including monitoring viral suppression.
Zim-TTECH serves as the managing partner for two consortia:
Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control (ZimPAAC) – Incorporating(I-TECH)/ University of Washington, Zim-TTECH, Africaid Zvandiri, Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT), Bantwana World Education and Padare Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender. ZimPAAC collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on context-appropriate health interventions to strengthen HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services.
ZAZIC is a partnership between Zim-TTECH and two local implementing partners—Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals (ZACH) and Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research Project (ZiCHIRe). ZAZIC supports Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services in Zimbabwe