Blanche Pitt, MSc, has been appointed as country director for ICAP in South Africa. She will continue to serve as ICAP regional project director for the multi-country Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) project.
ICAP’s Global Nurse Capacity Building Program Celebrates Eight Years of Strengthening Nursing Workforce in Africa
More than 13,000 new nurses and midwives graduated into the workforce across sub-Saharan Africa through ICAP’s Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), which celebrated eight years of programmatic success at a capstone event in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is being implemented for the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), through an ICAP collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a CDC Global Technical Assistance award funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Thanks to Grassroot Soccer, an innovative organization that is making a difference for adolescents living with HIV and supporting adolescent health, “the beautiful game” is becoming a tool for educating, inspiring, and mobilizing at-risk young people to overcome health challenges and be agents of change for health in their communities.
In a Perspective published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, Jessica Justman, Owen Mugurungi, and Wafaa El-Sadr show how Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) data provide a robust picture of country-level HIV epidemics, including the gaps in the response, and help guide future actions with precision.
A few years ago, the HIV testing landscape in Kagera region in Tanzania looked very different than it does today. Now, the FIKIA project uses an innovative model incorporating both clinic-based and community-based peer educators and outreach specialists to bridge the gap between populations in need of HIV services and distant regional facilities.