An ICAP milestone—supporting over 1 million people in accessing HIV treatment

July 16, 2014

Today we recognize an important milestone. Over 1 million persons living with HIV have initiated life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) through ICAP-supported programs. After a decade of work in partnership with governmental, non-governmental and community-based organizations around the world and with support from PEPFAR and other funders, this milestone is an important step on the path to confronting the global HIV epidemic.

Since beginning its first multi-country HIV treatment initiative in 2003, ICAP has grown to support over 3,380 sites across sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Southern Asia. In the past year alone, ICAP expanded support to 320 additional health facilities with the most substantial increases in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Cote d’Ivoire.

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ICAP Awarded Two-Year Grant from Columbia University’s President’s Global Innovation Fund

July 9, 2014

ICAP received a President’s Global Innovation Fund award for a two-year project to explore the achievements, challenges and opportunities of China’s health-related assistance aid to Africa.

ICAP will collaborate with the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health and engage Columbia University’s Global Centers in Africa/Nairobi and East Asia/Beijing to build collaborative research partnerships between Columbia University faculty and students and their counterparts in China and Africa to examine the characteristics of China’s health assistance to African countries.

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ICAP’s Next Generation Fellows Depart for Host Countries to Conduct Global Health Research

June 24, 2014

In early June, ten Next Generation Fellows headed abroad to spend the next two months working on mentored research projects in the Dominican Republic, Swaziland, and Kazakhstan as part of ICAP’s newly launched Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Fellowship. The five-year program aims to support the development of a diverse global health research workforce by recruiting, training, and mentoring students from underrepresented communities. It is supported by a T37 grant from NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to improve research capacity, foster cultural competency and reduce health disparity. Since 2008, more than 106 students have had the opportunity to work on global health projects with ICAP.

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ICAP Receives NIH Funding for Research Training Program on Global HIV Implementation Science

June 16, 2014

ICAP has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a new training program that will prepare promising individuals for careers in interdisciplinary research with a focus on how to implement effective HIV prevention, care and treatment modalities to maximize health outcomes and impact.

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