ICAP supported programs in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Swaziland to develop interventions and strategies based on demonstrated needs.
- Developing and enhancing national nursing strategies
- Gap analysis conducted to inform development of a National Nursing Strategy in Rwanda
- Increasing nurse capacity at the pre-service and in-service level
- National pre-service HIV curriculum developed and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Swaziland
- “Campus To Clinic” curriculum developed to prepare graduating nurses for provision of HIV care and treatment and implemented in two provinces in South Africa
- Nurses trained in clinical mentorship, hospital nursing care standards, and PMTCT in Ethiopia
- Nursing Processes Initiative to expand the role of clinical nurses within the interdisciplinary team implemented under the Chief Nursing Officer in Kenya
- Improving nurse retention
- Wellness center for nurses strengthened in Swaziland through mentorship in clinical skills and implementation of a database to capture and analyze wellness center use
- Establishing and strengthening regulatory councils
- Nursing and midwifery associations supported to promote a platform for the establishment of nursing regulatory bodies in Ethiopia
- Supporting nursing leadership at policy level
- Regional consultation of Chief Nursing Officers from five countries convened to strengthen the role of nursing within Ministries of Health
- Promoting quality and quality improvement
Collaborators included: CapacityPlus; Columbia University School of Nursing; International Council of Nurses (ICN); Forum of University Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA); Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); East, Central, and Southern African College of Nursing (ECSACON); WHO-AFRO; and the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).