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In South Africa, ICAP supports the scale-up of comprehensive HIV services and health system strengthening.
We have partnered with Government of South Africa since 2004, focusing first on HIV treatment for pregnant women and their families. ICAP’s portfolio has expanded since to include technical assistance and implementation support for HIV services, training and education, and research. ICAP currently works with regional health authorities in the six provinces of Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Limpopo, Northern Cape, and Guateng, and partners with universities, community-based organizations, and associations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and intersex community and people living with HIV.
ICAP’s portfolio in South Africa focuses on technical assistance, HIV service delivery and capacity building, education for nurses and healthcare workers, and research to improve HIV services and integrate care for chronic conditions.
Capacity Building for HIV Care and Treatment
ICAP works to strengthen health systems for HIV, providing technical assistance on the implementation of patient adherence and empowerment strategies and to improve nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART). (Funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
HIV Prevention for MSM (MOSAIC)
Under the project name Mosaic Men’s Health Initiative (MOSAIC), ICAP provides technical support to implement comprehensive HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM). This scope of work includes capacity building at the institutional, health facility and community level to provide clinically-competent HIV care to MSM. (Funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Expanding Care for Non-Communicable Diseases
ICAP is leveraging the HIV care system to strengthen services for diabetes and hypertension and to improve screening and treatment for non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV. (Funded by Medtronic Foundation)
Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)
To increase nurse capacity to provide HIV and primary care services, ICAP is updating South Africa’s national nursing strategies, policies, and guidelines and working with nurse training institutions and professional associations to enhance the capacity of nursing educational institutions and increase the number of skilled graduating nurses. Learn more at nepinetwork.org (Funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)
Educating Healthcare Workers on TB/HIV
In partnership with the University of Cape Town and the University of Pretoria, ICAP is establishing an accredited course to train in-service primary care and community-based clinicians on integrated care for TB/HIV and infection control. (Funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Antiretroviral Treatment for Maternal and Child Health Study
ICAP is conducting a study exploring innovative approaches to optimize antiretroviral treatment (ART) for maternal and child health by evaluating two strategies for delivering HIV care and treatment. (Funded by NIH)
Pediatric Health Outcomes Study
ICAP is conducting a study to examine the medical, psychological, and behavioral outcomes of children initiating ART in public health facilities. (Funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)