Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire

ICAP’s approach to improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on high-impact strategies such as targeted HIV testing and differentiated service delivery models, with innovative capacity building approaches in laboratory and pharmacy support, quality improvement, and monitoring and evaluation in order to ensure long-term sustainability and epidemic control. ICAP is also working with the Ministry of Health on CIPHIA, the country’s HIV population-based survey, to assess the impact of the national HIV response and guide future efforts.



Analysis of Out-of-Pocket Patient Spending

CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control (OpCon)

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

Strengthening HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment


Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP) and General Nursing (GN)

Global TA: Evaluation of Community Health Worker Model

HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment (2011–2017)




ICAP in Côte d’Ivoire

Program Start
  • 2003
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity building of educational institutions
  • Health information systems
  • HIV prevention, care, and treatment
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Human resources for health
  • Laboratory systems strengthening
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Population-based surveys
  • Prison health
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Research
  • Surveillance
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Country Director

Dr. Stéphania Koblavi Dème

Dr. Stéphania Koblavi Dème is ICAP’s country director in Côte d’Ivoire. She has over 20 years of experience as a laboratory specialist and expertise in quality improvement through laboratory accreditation preparedness, laboratory training and quality management, laboratory network development, laboratory policy and strategic planning. She joined ICAP in 2006 working in Rwanda and in 2010 supporting the start-up of ICAP programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Côte d’Ivoire, she was the strategic and planning director, overseeing and coordinating the development of program planning, monitoring and reporting systems. Prior to joining ICAP, Stéphania worked with the CDC in Abidjan in the bioclinical laboratory, where she helped establish the rapid testing algorithm for HIV diagnosis. She was then appointed medical research scientist in the immunovirology laboratory, where she explored the specific immune system response to HIV 1 and 2. Dr. Koblavi Dème holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Côte d’Ivoire University and a PhD in microbiology from from Institut Pasteur at Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII).

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