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In Kenya, ICAP works to strengthen health systems and support the national response to HIV.
We began partnering with the Government of Kenya in 2006 to support the rapid-scale up of HIV care and treatment. ICAP now provides technical assistance and capacity building at a national level and implementation support at the health facility level in Eastern Southern and Nyanza. Our current portfolio includes nursing and midwifery education projects and HIV research initiatives. Our partners in Kenya include a range of public health stakeholders, local NGOs, universities and educational institutions, and professional councils.
Scaling up HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
ICAP works at the national level with the MOH and at the regional, community, and facility level to support comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), integrated TB/HIV care, and nurse training in Eastern Southern and Nyanza provinces. In select sub-counties of Nyanza, ICAP also supports the scale-up of male circumcision services for HIV prevention, HIV testing and counseling, and drop-in centers providing HIV care for key populations. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
As a sub-partner with JHPIEGO, ICAP is working to expand and strengthen HIV care and treatment facilities in Central and Eastern provinces and providing implementation support, mentorship for healthcare workers, technical assistance in HIV management, and other health systems strengthening activities. (funded by PEPFAR through USAID)
ICAP is providing technical assistance to the Center for Health Solutions, a Kenyan NGO, in the provision of quality HIV care and treatment services for adults and children, PMTCT, integrated TB/HIV activities, and monitoring and evaluation. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Capacity Building for Nursing and Midwifery
Expanding the role of nurses and midwives is essential to meet Kenya’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)
The Mother and Infant Retention for Health Study (MIR4Health)
The MIR4Health study is a randomized trial to compare the effectiveness of active patient follow-up to engage and retain in care newly-identified pregnant HIV-positive women and their infants as compared to the current standard of postpartum care. (funded by PEPFAR through the NIH)
The ARTIC Study
ICAP is conducting this study to develop a cohort of over six hundred HIV-infected adults who are initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) in eight health facilities in Nyanza to establish a sample bank of plasma and urine samples in order to further the understanding of the association between inflammatory and coagulation biomarkers and HIV-related outcomes. (funded by the NIH)