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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 Public Health (MoPH) 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.

Current Projects

Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs

ICAP provides technical assistance to the MoPH 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)

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

ICAP is providing technical assistance and support to Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) 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 assess 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)

Technical Assistance for the Expansion of Option B+

ICAP provides technical assistance to the MoPH to expand Option B+ for PMTCT in order 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)

Global TA: Quality Improvement for Capacity Impact Project

ICAP is working with the MoPH 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)

Global TA: Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative

ICAP is partnering with the MOH to strengthen HIV rapid testing quality assurance efforts by developing guidelines, indicators, and tools for implementing and monitoring retesting procedures for HIV positive individuals prior to ART initiation. (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 MoPH 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)