The hard work of the Manzini Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) won acclaim at the recent National HIV/AIDS Semi-Annual Review meeting (NaHSAR) in October. ICAP in Swaziland supports the RHMT and health facilities in Manzini through the work of mentors and technical advisors, who had the chance to join in celebrating this great success.
Michael Miller, CPA, CIA, has joined ICAP as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he will oversee finance teams and functions at ICAP’s headquarters in New York and abroad, and liaise with the administration of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where ICAP is centered. Miller brings to ICAP more than 25 years of combined auditing, financial management, and post-award sponsored projects administration experience.
ICAP to Help Zambia Improve HIV Surveillance and Access to Services for Hard-to Reach Key Populations
ICAP at Columbia University will build on its strong partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Health to improve disease surveillance systems and increase access to HIV services for key populations that are at high risk, hard to reach, and underserved. This work will be funded by a new five-year award from the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, has appointed Elizabeth Iro, RN, as the WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer. ICAP congratulates Iro on her appointment and lauds this milestone in the advancement of nursing, ensuring that nurses and nursing are represented at the highest levels of policy formation.
Dr. Prisca Kasonde has been appointed as country director for ICAP in Zambia. Heading up a team in-country, she will oversee ICAP’s portfolio of work. Dr. Kasonde brings a wealth of experience to her new position. She will leverage her expertise in the areas of HIV/AIDS, STIs, reproductive health, obstetrics and gynecology, and health systems strengthening to advance the work of ICAP and its local partners in Zambia.
ICAP’s Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP) recently held end-of-project celebrations in South Africa and Ethiopia to commemorate each country’s participation in the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI). NEPI is a sub-project of the GNCBP, which launched in 2011 with the goal of increasing the number and capacity of trained nurses in sub-Saharan Africa. From 2012 to 2017, more than 12,690 workforce-ready students graduated from NEPI-enhanced programs across six countries and 22 nursing schools.