In 2003, ICAP at Columbia University was founded under the leadership of its current global director, Wafaa El-Sadr, to support the rapid scale-up of HIV care and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty years later, ICAP works on the ground in over 40 countries around the world, partnering with governments and civil society in tackling a myriad of global health challenges, from HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis to antimicrobial resistance, COVID-19, and other new and emerging diseases. Through innovative research, collaborative technical assistance, and a focus on strengthening health systems, ICAP helps to create better, more accessible, health services to reduce the burden of illness on people and communities.
Below are some highlights from ICAP’s 20th anniversary year, including a celebration and panel discussion in Columbia University’s historic Low Library, and a two-part global health symposium that brought together public health leaders and experts from around the world.
ICAP’s 20th Anniversary Symposium: “Global Health at the Crossroads”
20th Anniversary Slideshow: Highlights from ICAP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in Columbia University’s Low Library
Video Reel: ICAP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Panel Discussion in Columbia University’s Low Library
20th Anniversary Video: “We Are Global Health”
A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for two decades, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. Based at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP has projects in more than 40 countries, working side-by-side with ministries of health and local governmental, non-governmental, academic, and community partners to confront some of the world’s greatest health challenges. Through evidence-informed programs, meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies. Online at icap.columbia.edu