january, 2018

ITF FUNDS – COVID-19 ResponseDistricts (or national):National

Project Details

Funded by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emergency International Task Force (ITF) funds, ICAP has launched an Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Community of Practice in East Africa to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through building a robust south-to-south learning network the next twenty-seven months, the project seeks to enhance the capacity of hospital-based IPC Focal Points to support compliance with IPC standards in facilities across the continent. The IPC Community of Practice will include rapid training on COVID-19-related IPC, skills building and mentorship, and supportive supervision for IPC QI projects.

In Malawi, ICAP is conducting a sentinel surveillance activity of COVID-19 in 14 facilities across Malawi, targeting both asymptomatic and symptomatic children (>5 years) and adults. We are also randomly selecting and testing 2000 staff at these 14 health facilities.