ICAP’s Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, speaks with an unnamed ICU nurse about her experiences on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.


Join Dr. Michaels-Strasser, senior director of human resources for health (HRH) at ICAP, as she speaks to her friends and colleagues working as nurses around the world.

Nurses On Call is part of ICAP’s 2020 Year of the Nurse campaign to advocate for nurses as leaders in the international health sector and encourage discussion on how the global health world can better leverage nurses’ unique connections to the communities they serve. With nurses at the helm advocating for patient-centered approaches in health care and health policy, practical and affordable solutions for the world’s most pressing health challenges are reachable. #ThisNurseCan

Learn more about our work with, and for, nurses on our campaign page, #ThisNurseCan.

Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here.


A global health leader since 2003, ICAP was founded at Columbia University with one overarching goal: to improve the health of families and communities. Together with its partners—ministries of health, large multilaterals, health care providers, and patients—ICAP strives for a world where health is available to all. To date, ICAP has addressed major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems through 6,000 sites across more than 30 countries.

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