ICAP is currently supporting the Ministry of Health to strengthen pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) health outcomes through a comparison of health outcomes before and after revisions were made to the country’s guidelines. ICAP in Rwanda is also implementing an HIV population-based survey to estimate incidence, prevalence, and viral load suppression at the national level in order to support evidence-based planning and decision-making.


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 ...

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 ...

Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE)

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
Disease surveillance to stop HIV transmission in its tracks. Remarkable progress has been made toward HIV epidemic control in some high-burden countries, but many gaps remain. Identifying people with undiagnosed HIV infection, especially those who have been recently infected, is essential to realize the individual benefit of rapid treatment initiation and to prevent HIV transmission to others. ...

ICAP in Rwanda

RwandaProgram Start
  • 2017
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity Building of Health Workforce

  • HIV Care and Treatment

  • HIV Testing and Counseling

  • Human resources for health
  • Key / Priority Populations

  • Implementation Science / Operations Research

  • Maternal and Child Health / PMTCT

  • Monitoring & Evaluation / SI

  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Population-based surveys
  • Prison health
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Research
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Strategic information
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Country Director

Veronicah Mugisha, MBcHB, DPH, Mmed (PH)

Dr. Veronicah Mugisha is a physician and public health specialist with over 30 years of clinical, research, and program management experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and epidemic and disaster management. A Ugandan national, she received her medical and post-graduate degrees from Makerere University in Uganda.

Dr. Mugisha has worked across both government and NGO sectors. She has held a number of positions with ICAP, including as Country Director for ICAP in Rwanda from 2011-2013. Prior to that, she was Deputy Country Director for Programs and PHIA Project Director in Tanzania, and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor and then Director for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Rwanda. Before joining ICAP, Veronicah served the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Director for Global Fund projects in Rwanda, Country Director for JSI in Rwanda, and Director of Epidemiology and Public Hygiene within the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. Prior to that, she was an emergency physician at Mulago Hospital in Uganda.

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