ICAP’s flagship partnership in Kenya is with the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH), a regional center of excellence that serves as a training center and e-learning hub for health care workers and provides comprehensive HIV services, medically assisted therapy for people who inject drugs, and gender-based violence recovery services. Other ICAP projects in Kenya include national HIV surveillance, such as the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey (KENPHIA), and a focus on key populations, including adolescents living with HIV.


GHS: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health in Kenya

  • current
The Global Health Security (GHS) project supports medium- and long-term health systems strengthening efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats to health in Kenya. ...

IPrEP Study

  • current
ICAP is conducting formative research to inform the design and implementation of combination prevention interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for female sex workers, as well as to inform recruitment and retention strategies for female sex workers and their male clients in Kenya ...

Jihami (Protect Yourself) Project

  • current
ICAP is conducting a study to assess the feasibility, acceptability and retention in PrEP among the fisherfolk population at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, which ICAP supports. The study will include provision of PrEP in addition to HIV self-testing kits between study visits to confirm HIV-negative status and motivate adherence to PrEP, as ...

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
PHIA is a multi-country initiative led by ICAP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ministries of health in PEPFAR-supported countries. Each survey offers household-based HIV counseling and testing conducted by trained survey staff, with return of results. The surveys also ask questions about access to preventive care and treatment services for adults and children. The results measure national and regional progress toward UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals and guide policy ...

Resolve to Save Lives

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
ICAP has launched a multi-country emergency response training initiative to prepare health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, The trainings will build the competence and confidence of frontline health care workers to safely identify, report and support people with COVID-19, implement effective infection prevention and control (IPC) activities, and serve as ...

Supporting Jaramogi Odinga Odinja Teaching and Referral Hospital

  • current
The purpose of this project is to support Jaramogi Odinga Odinja Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) to serve as a regional center of excellence that serves as a training center and e-learning hub, and provides comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, medically-assisted therapy for people who inject drugs, and gender-based violence recovery services. ...

Taking Quick Action to Prevent COVID-19 in Africa

  • current
ICAP is designing and implementing a rapid assessment of COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and behavior among adolescents and youth living with HIV in Kisumu, Kenya (at JOOTRH) and changes in health services, HIV care, and participants’ lives in general as a result of COVID. . ...

The CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
CQUIN is a multi-country learning network dedicated to improving differentiated service delivery (DSD) for people living with HIV. Launched in 2017 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the network convenes health system leaders from countries in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in joint learning and information exchange, with the goal of fostering scale-up ...

ICAP in Kenya

Program Start
  • 2006
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity Building of Health Workforce
  • Cervical Cancer Screening 
  • Health Information Systems
  • HIV Care and Treatment
  • HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Key / Priority Populations
  • Laboratory Support 
  • Male Circumcision
  • Maternal and Child Health / PMTCT
  • Monitoring & Evaluation / SI
  • Nurse Education 
  • Pediatric HIV care and treatment
  • PrEP 
  • QI / QA
  • Sexual and Gender-based Violence
  • Surveillance
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
  • President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF)
  • Resolve to Save Lives
  • Dr. Bing Zhao
  • Becton Dickinson

Country Director

Dr. Mark Hawken

Dr. Mark Hawken has been involved in HIV operational research and HIV programming for over 15 years. As the country director for ICAP in Kenya, he provides technical oversight on the design, implementation, and evaluation of all HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and TB service delivery projects. Dr. Hawken has published on the efficacy of tuberculosis preventive therapy in HIV-infected adults and other aspects of TB/HIV and has been the co-investigator on two operational studies led by ICAP, examining the use of macronutrients in HIV-infected individuals and a behavioral prevention intervention for people living with HIV. Prior to joining ICAP, Dr. Hawken was the director of the International Centre for Reproductive Health, he was responsible for the overall management of ICRH’s research program, serving as principal investigator on four research projects and contributing to several others. He was also responsible for leadership and supervision of 50 programs, research, and support staff.

Jobs in Kenya

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