As countries in sub-Saharan Africa race against the clock to ready public health systems before an expected rise of COVID-19 cases, health workers like Nurse Janet Oyoo are playing critical roles amid the outbreak. Following their graduation from an ICAP-sponsored photography workshop in 2018, young photographers followed Nurse Oyoo to document a day in the life of the nurse as her facility prepares for an expected influx of COVID-19 cases.
Nurse Oyoo works at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu, Kenya, where she provides primary health care services. The ICAP-supported facility serves as a regional center of excellence, providing high quality HIV care and serving as a model center for the management of complex and advanced HIV disease and related conditions.
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.