In Cameroon, ICAP works closely with the national Ministry of Public Health to assess the impact of Cameroon’s HIV response and guide future investments and programs. Also focused on strengthening HIV treatment and care services, ICAP is working to improve HIV care services and service delivery across the nation. ICAP’s past work in Cameroon focused on reducing perinatal transmission of HIV and increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected women and their families.
ICAP in Cameroon
Key Technical Areas
- Capacity building of educational institutions
- Health information systems
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Population-based surveys
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Quality improvement Surveillance
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Gabriel Loni Ekali, MD, MPH
Gabriel Loni Ekali, MD, MPH Country Director Cameroon Dr. Ekali is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, and public health professional with over a decade of experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment as well as clinical research, program evaluation, health surveys, leadership, and strategic planning. Prior to joining ICAP, Dr. Ekali served as the HIV and TB clinical team lead for CDC Cameroon. Prior to his position at CDC, from 2011-2019, he was program coordinator and then senior program manager at the National AIDS Control Committee (NACC) within the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon. He was the PEPFAR lead at NACC covering five program areas: PMTCT/HIV care and treatment, blood safety, laboratory systems, strategic information, and TB/HIV co-infection. He also serves as Junior Dean for the College of Biological Sciences in the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists. Dr. Ekali holds an MD from the University of Yaounde 1 and an MPH from the Catholic University of Central Africa, Cameroon.