2021 ICAP Impact Report

Going the Distance for Global Health

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Director’s Letter

Where We Work

Our Impact

Looking Forward


Letter from the Director

ICAP’s founder and global director, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, reflects on a year dedicated to moving forward—revisiting the daunting challenges of a global pandemic and reflecting on the power of ICAP’s unique model to meet everyday health emergencies effectively, efficiently, and equitably.

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA

Where We Work

ICAP has worked in nearly 50 countries


In 2021, ICAP led numerous health initiatives in countries around the world in support of our mission to transform the health of populations through innovation, research, and global collaboration. The stories that follow provide a glimpse into how ICAP went the distance to support public health in communities worldwide.




Training & Education

Impact Measurement

Looking Forward

As ICAP approaches it 20-year anniversary, it has set its sights on preparing for the future even while focusing on the challenges of today. This imperative was underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic, a wake-up call for the global community, highlighting the importance of preparedness, capacity, and health equity – so that public health responses reach all people equally.

Pandemic Response Institute Paves the Way to Prepare for Future Health Emergencies

The Road Ahead: Strengthening Global Health Security


  • Amazon
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • CDC Foundation
  • Cepheid
  • Chevron
  • Center for Infection and Immunity (CII)
  • Columbia University
  • Earth Institute
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • Emory University
  • FHI360
  • Foundation for Innovative and New Diagnostics (FIND)
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • GAVI
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Merck
  • Bing Zhao/Harbourview Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • New York City EDC
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Orange Foundation
  • PPD
  • Resolve to Save Lives
  • Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Weill Cornell Medical (WCM)