Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ICAP supports Ministry of Health efforts to strengthen the human resource capacity of its national health sector and to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment service provision.

Ongoing programmatic work prepares frontline health workers—especially nurses and midwives—to better respond to health emergencies including infectious disease outbreaks, sustained pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, natural disasters, and civil conflicts. Following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, ICAP expanded its programming to include systems-level disease surveillance.



CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

GHS: Enhancing Global Health Security Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public HealthDistricts (or national)Kinshasa,Haut Katanga

ITF – COVID-19 ResponseDistricts (or national)Kinshasa,Haut Katanga,Nord Kivu

Increasing Access to Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment ServicesDistricts (or national)National,Kinshasa,Haut Katanga

Resilient and Responsive Health System InitiativeDistricts (or national)Haut Katanga

Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE)


Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), Nurse Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI), General Nursing (GN)

Global TA (Test and Start and PrEP)

Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment (2010 – 2015)


Program Start
  • 2010
Key Technical Areas
  • HIV prevention, care, and treatment
  • Key populations
  • Laboratory systems strengthening
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Strategic information
  • Tuberculosis
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Country Director

Faustin Malele, MD, MS

Dr. Faustin Malele is ICAP’s country director in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a public health specialist with more than 25 years of experience. Previously, he served for seven years as strategic information liaison for PEPFAR and as HIV program coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières in DRC. His area of expertise includes project management, research, human resources, and strategic planning. Dr. Malele is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Science degree in disease control from Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp (Belgium).

Jobs in DRC

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