September 2011 – March 2015
The District Health IT Officers Partnership is a strategic alliance that leveraged combined resources from CDC, Ministry of Health, Botho University, Botswana private sector technology university partner; and ancillary partners, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Botswana Couriers & Logistics, JHPIEGO and Tebelopele Clinic; to address and mitigate the gaps in Botswana’s health information systems infrastructure that had been burdened by public health and social challenges, including a high national HIV prevalence rate.
To address these gaps the partnership trained and deployed IT intern graduates from Botho University to 28 Botswana health districts to target the following objectives: i) strengthen and sustain capacity of health IT workers in health information systems; ii) increase IT personnel at health district facilities; and iii) strengthen functionality of IT infrastructure at the district level and facility level.
Partnership Management; Contracts & Funds Management; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting; and Communication & Knowledge Management
Strategic Information; Health Systems Strengthening
Private Sector Partner
Botho University; Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership
Host Government Partner