In Mozambique, ICAP supports a concerted government effort spanning all levels of the health system to address the dual health threats of HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Service provision, continuous quality improvement, and development of health facility and laboratory infrastructure form the core of these efforts, with innovative, targeted approaches driving progress in human resources for health, optimized antiretroviral (ARV) regimens, and utilization of new technology to improve patient retention in care.
ICAP IN MOZAMBIQUE
Key Technical Areas
- Capacity building of educational institutions
- Cervical cancer screening HIV prevention, care, and treatment
- HIV testing and counseling
- Human resources for health
- Key populations
- Laboratory systems strengthening
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Strategic information
- Voluntary medical male circumcision
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- World Health Organization
ACTING COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Mirriah Vitale, MPH
Ms. Mirriah Vitale is a global health professional, with 15 years’ experience in the planning, implementation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS programs globally. Ms. Vitale specializes in strategic planning, capacity building and stakeholder engagement. She joined ICAP in 2013 as a Senior Project Officer in the Implementation Unit, where she provided crosscutting support to ICAP’s programs in Swaziland, Tanzania, Lesotho, Angola and Mozambique. Ms. Vitale moved to the Mozambique country program as the Strategic Planning and Program Management Director in 2017, where she spearheaded implementation of innovative approaches to improving program performance. Prior to joining ICAP, she worked for the United Nations Development Program, building strategic partnerships across UN agencies, Ministries of Health and the private sector to scale-up south-south learning for global health programs. Previously, she worked with the State HIV/AIDS program in the Brazilian Amazon to design and implement the first youth friendly service at the State reference hospital, targeting young MSM and pregnant girls and young women. She also worked in rural Amazonas to decentralize HIV/AIDS programming to local communities and built the capacity of Municipal health services to integrate HIV programming into broader public health programs and budgets. Ms. Vitale holds a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University, specializing in global and reproductive health.
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