ICAP began working in Sierra Leone in 2014, partnering with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to assess the community care centers established as part of the nation’s Ebola outbreak response. Infection prevention and control continues to be the backbone of ICAP’s work in Sierra Leone, with a focus on building health system resiliency and responsiveness through quality improvement and human resource development in various health domains, including HIV and TB services, maternal and child health, malaria, and other public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
GHS: Strengthening Sustainability of Global Health Security Objectives in Sierra Leone
Resolve to Save Lives
Targeted Assistance to Strengthen Immunization Systems and Capacity in Western Area, Sierra Leone
The CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery
ICAP in Sierra Leone
Key Technical Areas
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Quality Improvement
- Human Resources for Health
- Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Resolve to Save Lives
- Orange Telecommunications
Mame Awa Toure, MD, MSc
Dr. Mame Awa Toure has been working as ICAP’s country director in Sierra Leone since January 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in public health programming in resource-limited settings. Dr. Toure specializes in disease program management and the implementation of large, integrated health service delivery programs focused on HIV prevention, care, and treatment; TB/HIV treatment and prevention; cervical cancer prevention; maternal and child health; and health system strengthening.
Prior to joining ICAP, Dr. Toure worked as the country director for Jhpiego in Côte d’Ivoire, where she coordinated technical assistance programs focused on the development and implementation of integrated, comprehensive chronic care models for HIV, TB, and non-communicable diseases. She is fluent in English and French and holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology.