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ICAP began partnering with the Government of Mozambique in 2004 to support the rapid scale-up of HIV care and treatment. We now provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH/MISAU) to meet the broadening needs and priorities of the national HIV program, including supporting national health information systems.

ICAP’s portfolio in Mozambique focuses on institutional capacity building and technical support for HIV service delivery, strategic information for health, developing the health education infrastructure, capacity building for nursing and midwifery, and HIV research.

Current Projects

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for HIV and TB Programs

ICAP is providing technical assistance to realize full coverage of high-quality HIV and TB services. At the district level, this includes capacity building and implementation support to health directorates in Nampula and Zambezia provinces to strengthen and target HIV prevention and care, including adult and pediatric treatment, integrated TB/HIV services, and voluntary medical male circumcision. At the national level, ICAP is working with the MOH to build capacity for service delivery and continuous quality improvement, including updating guidelines, improving health facilities and lab infrastructure, and training health care workers. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Strategic Information for Health

ICAP is providing technical assistance to strengthen national health information systems, integrated monitoring and evaluation, and data dissemination and use in order to improve access to HIV services. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Partnership to Develop the Health Education Infrastructure

ICAP and the Mailman School of Public Health are partnering with the Instituto Superior de Ciencias de Saude (ISCISA) to create an accredited health care management and administration degree program, including knowledge and skills transfer and direct mentorship by MSPH faculty. (funded by PEPFAR through USAID)

Capacity Building for Nursing and Midwifery

Expanding the role of nurses and midwives is essential to meet Mozambique’s health needs. ICAP is working with the MOH to support the production of adequate numbers of skilled nurses and midwives and to update and advance nursing policy and planning, professional regulation, pre-education, and professional practice. Partners include the Department of Nursing, the Mozambican National Nursing Association, and the Mozambican Association of Midwifery. (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)

Study on Seasonal PrEP Use in Gaza Province

ICAP is partnering with the World Health Organization and The Empowerment Bureau of Africa (TEBA) to study the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV acquisition by female partners of miners during periods of increased risk of infection. (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Recently Completed Projects

The Engage4Health Study

ICAP conducted a site-randomized study to compare effectiveness of a combination of interventions versus the current standard of care on linking and retaining newly-diagnosed HIV patients in care and treatment in Inhambane Province and Maputo City. The goal was to mitigate the multiple barriers HIV-positive patients face when moving from diagnosis to treatment. (funded by PEPFAR through USAID)

Read the project brief in English here, and in Portuguese here.

Technical Assistance for HIV Programs (2011 – 2016)

ICAP provided technical assistance and implementation support to the MOH and to district health directorates in Nampula and Zambezia provinces to strengthen planning and provision of HIV prevention and care services, including adult and pediatric treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, voluntary medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer screening. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Read the full project brief for Nampula in English here, and in Portuguese here.

Capacity Building for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment (2010 – 2016)

ICAP worked at the national, regional, and community level to strengthen technical capacity and program management within the MOH, NGOs, and community-based organizations to implement HIV-related services, primarily in Zambezia Province. In addition, ICAP built the capacity of provincial and district health teams to plan and implement HIV programs that maximize limited resources and improve local ownership and accountability through sub-agreements with provincial health and district directorates, and the Health Sciences Training Institute. ICAP also worked with provincial health directorates to roll out voluntary medical male circumcision services in seven districts of Zambezia. (funded by PEPFAR through CDC)

Read the full project brief for Zambezia in English here, and in Portuguese here.