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South Africa

ICAP has partnered with the Ministry of Health (MOH) since 2004, focusing first on HIV treatment for pregnant women and their families. Our portfolio has expanded to include technical assistance and implementation support for HIV services, training and education, and research.

Current Projects

Capacity Building for HIV Care and Treatment

ICAP works with the MOH 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)

Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)

To increase nurse capacity to provide HIV and primary care services, ICAP is working with the MOH to update South Africa’s national nursing strategies, policies, and guidelines. ICAP is also 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 Health Care 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 the NIH)

Pediatric Health Outcomes Study

ICAP is partnering with the University of Cape Town to conduct a study to examine the medical, psychological, and behavioral outcomes of children initiating ART in public health facilities. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Recently Completed Projects

HIV Prevention for MSM (MOSAIC)

In support of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, ICAP provided technical support for the implementation of HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM). Under the project name Mosaic Men’s Health Initiative (MOSAIC), this work included capacity building at the institutional, health facility, and community level to provide clinically-competent HIV care to MSM. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC) Read the full project brief.

Expanding Care for Non-Communicable Diseases (2011-2014)

ICAP collaborated with the Eastern Cape Department of Health and the University of Cape Town to implement a study 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)