Since December 2013, when conflict broke out in South Sudan, ICAP has worked tirelessly to sustain efforts for the provision of HIV care and treatment services nationwide and support uninterrupted access to antiretrovirals for HIV patients.
Research has shown that in areas with a high HIV prevalence, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an effective HIV-prevention intervention that can reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from women to men by approximately 60%.
ICAP has received funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to improve access to HIV care and treatment and to support health systems strengthening in Myanmar (Burma). ICAP will leverage a decade’s worth of experience strengthening HIV programs in countries around the world and aim to mitigate the impact of HIV in Myanmar by providing focused technical assistance to strengthen the national response to the HIV epidemic, sharing best practices in HIV programming and catalyzing the diffusion of innovations in HIV care delivery.
Mailman School of Public Health to Work on Strengthening Health Management and Administration in Mozambique
ICAP and the Health Policy and Management Department (HPM) at the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) will work in partnership with the Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde (ISCISA) and the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to provide technical assistance to strengthen management skills for the health sector in Mozambique. This three-year project, funded by USAID, aims to address gaps in healthcare management capacity and contribute to a stronger healthcare management workforce in Mozambique.
In December 2013, ICAP announced a new addition to its Next Generation student programs—the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Fellowship. The new fellowship program will provide training and mentorship to ten minority and underrepresented students in global health research.
In areas with a shortage of physicians, nurses have enabled the expansion of access to HIV care and treatment. Despite practicing within an expanded scope, few data are available on nurses’ capabilities and practice in the context of the services they provide. To better understand the scope of task shifting in HIV care, ICAP conducted a survey that included 180 nurses at four health facilities in Eastern Province, Kenya.