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.



Accelerating Availability of Optimal Antiretroviral Drugs (OPTIMIZE)

Becton DickinsonDistricts (or national)Kisumu

CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

Fever Clinics and Health Brigades against COVID-19Districts (or national)Kisumu

GHS: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health in KenyaDistricts (or national)National

IPrEP Study

Jihami (Protect Yourself) Project

Resolve to Save LivesDistricts (or national)Kisumu

Supporting Jaramogi Odinga Odinja Teaching and Referral Hospital



APHIAplus (2011-2015)

Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative

Adolescent Photography Project

Global TADistricts (or national)National


MTCT-Plus and MTCT-Plus Expansion

Men Matter Study

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

Quality Improvement Capacity for Impact Project (QICIP)

Scaling up HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment (2010-2016)

The ARTIC Study

The Mother and Infant Retention for Health Study (MIR4Health) (2012-2015)


iMACS StudyDistricts (or national)Nyanza Province

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

For international ICAP job listings see careers at ICAPACITY