The Institute for Technology in Health Care
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 Institute for Technology in Health Care (ITHC) encourages the use of technology in various fields to benefit the health or the delivery of health related services. ITHC wishes to stimulate innovative projects that use technology from any field to benefit health. To that end, the ITHC provides a number of awards to promote utilization of technology to benefit health care.
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 2016 recipient of this award was Jason Leider, MD, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx NY for Project BRIEF and its outreach in testing and development of an HIV testing and care model which they have shared with other facilities.
ITHC awarded a grant to the Crudem Foundation - Hôpital Sacré-Coeur, Milot, Haiti in 2015 to fund cytology pathology equipment for the rapid analysis of cervical pap exams.
In Milot, Haitii, due to a lack of equipment and pathologist to manage a cytology pathology laboratory, routine pap exams were transported to Port-au-Prince and resulting back was uncertain. Thus, the need for improved facilities in Milot.