Eswatini (Swaziland)

Through concentrated efforts between 2011 and 2016, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) cut the rate of new HIV infections in half, according to the SHIMS (Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey) and SHIMS2 national HIV population-based surveys conducted by ICAP. ICAP is also a major supporter of these efforts, with projects focusing on prevention of maternal-to-child transmission (PMTCT), early infant diagnosis, HIV drug resistance surveillance, laboratory improvement, and ongoing training of health care workers, epidemiologists, and researchers.



CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service DeliveryEswatini

Global TA: Optimizing Early Infant DiagnosisEswatini

Global TA: Option B+Eswatini

Global TA: WHO ToolkitEswatini

HPTN 084 Study: Eswatini Prevention CenterEswatini

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)Eswatini

Strengthening Epidemiologic and Research CapacityEswatini

Strengthening HIV Care and TreatmentEswatini

Strengthening Laboratory SystemsEswatini

Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE)Eswatini


ECHO TrialEswatini

Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), General Nursing (GN)Eswatini

Global Technical AssistanceEswatini

Link4Health: A Combination Strategy for Linkage and Retention (2012 - 2017)Eswatini

Link4Health: Study SupplementEswatini

MTCT-Plus ExpansionEswatini

Rapid Scale-Up of HIV Care and Treatment Services under PEPFAR (2009 - 2015)Eswatini

Safe Generations (2012 - 2017) and Safe Generations PlusEswatini

Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment & Other Infectious Diseases that Impact HIV Patients (2009 - 2015)Eswatini

ICAP In Eswatini

Program Start
  • 2005
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity building of educational institutions
  • HIV prevention, care, and treatment
  • 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
  • Quality improvement
  • Research
  • Surveillance
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Family Health International 360 National Institutes of Health


Ruben Sahabo, MD

Dr. Ruben Sahabo is the country director for ICAP in Eswatini. Previously, he was the ICAP country director in Rwanda, where he led the rapid expansion of care and treatment activities in Rwanda overseeing technical and financial assistance to over 50 urban and rural clinics that enrolled over 50,000 patients enrolled in HIV care and treatment. He also supported the start-up of ICAP’s programs in Cote d’Ivoire in 2008 and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. Dr. Sahabo has managed numerous program evaluations and research studies in Rwanda and Eswatini and was co-investigator of an evaluation of the Diagnostic Chip for Infectious Diseases in Rwanda, an innovative strategy for an integrated point-of-care microfluidic-based diagnostic device based on “lab on a chip” technologies developed by Columbia University Microscale Bioengineering Laboratory.

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