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ICAP began working in Cameroon in 2004 to reduce perinatal transmission of HIV and increase access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV-infected women and their families.
ICAP now partners with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to support capacity building to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, develop robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, and conduct a national, population-based HIV survey.
Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs
ICAP provides technical assistance to the MOH to enhance national M&E systems and tools for maternal, newborn, and child health, and PMTCT, and to build local capacity to collect, analyze, and disseminate high-quality data. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Technical Assistance for the Expansion of Option B+
ICAP provides technical assistance to the MOH to expand Option B+ for PMTCT to increase HIV awareness and improve retention in care; enhance use of data to guide program improvement; and build capacity at all levels of the health system to coordinate HIV activities across the continuum of care. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Quality Improvement for Capacity Impact Project
ICAP is working with the MOH to support a quality collaborative comprising 16 health facilities that are working together to improve turn-around time for the tests used to diagnose HIV in infants. (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)
Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)
ICAP is providing technical assistance and support to Cameroon’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to conduct a population-based HIV impact assessment to evaluate HIV prevalence, incidence, and access to prevention, care, and treatment services. The project aims to asssess the impact of Cameroon’s HIV response at the national level to help guide and target future investments and programs. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Capacity Building for Nursing and Midwifery
Expanding the role of nurses and midwives is essential to meet Cameroon’s HIV treatment goals. ICAP is working with the MOH to update national nursing strategies, policies, and guidelines and with nurse education institutions to improve curricula, training, and support for a broader clinical scope of work for nurses. (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)