The ITHC has supported the Zamorano University Food Science and Technology Department students' research into food analysis and the diet of the surrounding community since 2010.
On March 9, 2017, the Department will have a book launch to present the book "Nutritional risk in Honduras: epidemic of Metabolic Syndrome? Case of San Antonio de Oriente, Francisco Morazán ", compendium of six studies conducted in the area of nutrition during 2013-2016 with support from the Institute for Technology in Health Care / ITHC.
The mission of the Institute for Technology in Health Care (ITHC) is to support projects designed to identify, investigate, and apply new and existing technologies to the solution of health care problems. To that end, the Institute will provide small grants that enable individuals and institutions to devise technologic applications that perform with more efficiency and greater accuracy.
The ITHC wishes to stimulate others to realize that technologies from any field can be refocused to benefit needs in health care problem solving.
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ITHC first partnered with the Crudem Foundation - Hôpital Sacré-Coeur, Milot, Haiti in 2015. The ITHC continued in partnership with the Crudem Foundation in 2016 with support in the further expansion of diagnostic services for their project "Meeting Clinical Diagnostic Demand in Northern Haiti: Critical Need Establishment of Pathology Department & Service."
In 2017 the ITHC supported the Foundation once again with funds to upgrade and maintain ultrasound equipment in the project "Providing Access to Quality Healthcare in Northern Haiti: Critical Need for Early Detection Cardiac Diagnostic Equipment."
The ITHC also supports efforts in Haiti with VillageMED to assist in their implementation of technologies to provide medical services in Carrefour, Haiti
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IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
The ITHC is pleased to announce its 2018 support of The Dominican Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatologic Foundation (FUNDARIN, the “Fundación Dominicana de Reumatología Infantil”) in the effort to upgrade their Rheumatologic laboratory so that advanced laboratory services can be provided in the Dominican Republic. This effort obviates the need to send samples to the US for testing and waiting for results, adding delay to resulting and increasing overhead expenses.
FURTHERING CARE IN HIV:
ITHC partnered has with the American Academy of HIV Medicine since 2011 to present an annual award to groups working in the field of HIV medicine to recognize the use of technology to further care, treatment, or prevent HIV infection.
The 2018 recipient of this award was Michael Ohl, MD, MSPH, of the University of Iowa for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and The University of Iowa (UI) collaboration to develop a public-health-partnered tele-pharmacist model (“TelePrEP”) that seeks to improve access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in rural areas.
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