Angola is working to strengthen its national health infrastructure to address pressing challenges in the areas of HIV, tuberculosis, and sexual and reproductive health. ICAP is working at the facility level to strengthen HIV testing, care, and treatment, with special emphasis on PMTCT, and advance HIV/TB program integration for seamless, effective service provision. With ICAP’s support, Angola is developing its national health information system so decision-makers can recognize trends and direct resources where most needed.
ICAP in Angola
Key Technical Areas
- Health Information Systems
- HIV Care and Treatment
- HIV Testing and Counseling
- Infection Prevention Control (IPC)
- Maternal and Child Health / PMTCT
- Monitoring & Evaluation / SI
- Nurse Education
- Quality improvement/quality assurance
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
International Task Force for Disease Eradication (ITF) / CDC Vital Strategies
Carlos Laudari, MD, MPH
Dr. Carlos Laudari is ICAP’s Country Director in Angola and has over 35 years of experience in the field of international health, having worked in over 20 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Dr. Laudari’s expertise includes sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS; community development; project and program development, management, monitoring and evaluation; adolescent health; contraceptive technology; behavior change communication; gender issues, including male involvement; combination prevention of HIV among key populations; harm reduction; integration of HIV into SRH programs; and advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights.
Before joining ICAP, Dr. Laudari spent 17 years with UNFPA as chief technical adviser to the Angola National Reproductive Health Program and as regional adviser on sexual and reproductive health for the Southern Africa Region. He also worked with Pathfinder International in Brazil for fifteen years as country representative and as senior technical adviser in HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Laudari is an obstetrician/gynecologist trained at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the Mailman School at Columbia University.