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ICAP began working in Zambia in 2005 to support the expansion of pediatric HIV treatment, care, and support.
ICAP now works in close partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and provides technical support to guide the national response to HIV. ICAP also supports the development of Zambia’s health education institutions and building the nursing and midwifery workforce.
HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA Project)
ICAP is providing technical assistance to Zambia’s MOH to conduct a PHIA survey used to assess HIV prevalence, incidence and access to prevention, care, and treatment services. Survey findings will be used assess the impact of Zambia’s HIV response at a national level and to help guide and target future investment and programs. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
ESIS Task Order 4
ICAP is collaborating with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) to conduct an evaluation to generate information about HIV prevalence among general and key populations. This information will be used to estimate HIV incidence and provide information about access to health services. (funded by the CDC)
Nursing Education Partnership Initiative
Expanding the role of nurses and midwives is critical to meet Zambia’s national health care needs and addressing HIV, tuberculosis, and other diseases. ICAP is partnering with the MOH and the General Nursing Council of Zambia to build the capacity of health training institutions, enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and clinical settings, and ensure an adequate number of well-trained and qualified nurses and midwives. Through the NEPI project, ICAP develops innovative curricula to reduce time to accreditation, provides tuition assistance, and offers critical skills-building through online training in Option B+. Online at nepinetwork.org. (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)
Global TA: Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative
This project will strengthen HIV rapid testing quality assurance efforts by developing guidelines, indicators, and tools for implementing and monitoring retesting procedures for HIV positive individuals prior to ART initiation. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Global TA: Family Planning
ICAP is examining the feasibility and impact of implementing an “enhanced” model of integration activities for improving access to and uptake of contraceptive methods compared to the current standard of care. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)