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In Central Asia, ICAP is strengthening health systems and supporting the response to HIV in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
We began partnering with the Ministries of Health in these four republics in 2010 and now provide technical assistance and implementation support to the Republican AIDS Centers, laboratories, and non-governmental organizations in order to strengthen HIV care and treatment, especially for key populations. ICAP’s office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, serves as a central technical unit for activities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and, on a more limited basis, in Uzbekistan.
Supporting HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment
ICAP is providing implementation support and capacity building for HIV prevention, care and treatment services, including technical assistance and clinical mentoring for HIV care facilities, and improving laboratory capacity for quality-assured HIV-related tests. ICAP also supports HIV prevention for key populations, including medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone for injecting drug users. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Strategic Information for Health
ICAP is building capacity at a national level to collect and use HIV-related data to inform program planning and policy for HIV prevention, care and treatment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. This scope of work includes: strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems through enhanced population-level disease surveillance; developing electronic case management systems; and implementing data quality assurance procedures. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)