I-TECH Malawi has been privileged to provide technical support to the Government of Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH), since 2008, through seconded senior Technical Assistants, Programme Officers and Public Health Fellows. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) was established in 2002 at the University of Washington in Seattle. I-TECH is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC-DGHT) under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
I-TECH is implementing a recent HIV infection surveillance project through inclusion of a rapid test for recent infection (RTRI) in routine HIV testing services (HTS) at entry points to monitor epidemiology of recent HIV infections.
Recency results will aid in the identification of individuals who have acquired HIV within the past several months and may be at higher risk of transmitting HIV. This surveillance work can be used to inform HIV programming and improve targeting of prevention activities to sub- populations and locations where high levels of transmission may be occurring.
I-TECH Malawi seeks services of five (5) Temporary Research Assistants (RAs) to work full-time for three (3) weeks to collect, transcribe and translate data assessing the acceptability and feasibility of RTRI to HTS
Scope of services
THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE SERVICES ARE: