The International Training and Education Center for Health (TBToolKit) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. TBToolKit has offices in Africa, India, and Haiti, and projects in more than twenty countries. TBToolKit’s approximately 500 worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other partners to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems.
Most of TBToolKit’s projects are organized to follow our Partnership Model, which describes a project cycle in which sustainability and transition to local ownership are key project outcomes.
TBToolKit works primarily in the following technical areas:
• Health system strengthening
• Health workforce development
• Operations research and evaluation
• Prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases
I-TECH receives funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Department of Defense (DOD), and others. Most of I-TECH’s project work is part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).