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Democratic Republic of the Congo

ICAP has partnered with the Government of DRC since 2010, providing technical assistance to expand and improve access to adult and pediatric HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

We work at the national level with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Programme National de Lutte contre le SIDA et les IST (PNLS), the National Reference Laboratory, and with health authorities at the district and zone level to support the scale-up of HIV care and treatment in Kinshasa and Haut-Katanga provinces.

Our current portfolio includes expanding HIV services to key populations and education for nurses and midwives.

Current Projects

Increasing Access to HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services

ICAP is working with the MOH and health authorities in the regions of Abidjan 2, Agneby-Tiassa, and Loh Djibou to build capacity and strengthen the provision of HIV testing and counseling, treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, TB/HIV integration, and linkage and adherence support, and support monitoring and evaluation systems and laboratory strengthening. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Capacity Building and Education for Nursing and Midwifery

ICAP is working with the MOH to improve the capacity of nurses and midwives to provide quality HIV care and treatment services, including Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Through NEPI, ICAP is working with nursing education institutions in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi provinces to enhance the learning infrastructure, ensure the production of sufficient numbers of well-trained nurses, and support an expanded clinical role for nurses providing HIV care. Online at nepinetwork.org. (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)

Global TA: Fast Track Test and Treat for Key Populations

ICAP is working with the MOH and health authorities in the regions of Abidjan 2, Agneby-Tiassa, and Loh Djibou to build capacity and strengthen the provision of HIV testing and counseling, treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, TB/HIV integration, and linkage and adherence support, and support monitoring and evaluation systems and laboratory strengthening. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Global TA: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Key Populations

ICAP is working with the MOH, the CDC, and Civil Society to plan, design, and implement PrEP services for key populations; develop tools for PrEP implementation guidelines, standard operating procedures, and train health care workers; develop M&E tools to track uptake and retention on PrEP; monitor programs; and evaluate PrEP implementation. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC).

Recently Completed Projects

Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment (2010 – 2015)

ICAP provided technical assistance at all levels of the health system to scale up HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Kinshasa and Katanga provinces. The scope of work included: expanding HIV services for PMTCT, integrating TB/HIV care, developing laboratory networks, establishing systems for monitoring and evaluation and quality improvement, and intensive mentoring and training for health care workers and peer educators. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

To learn more about the achievements of this project, read the project brief here.