Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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 Surveillance

  • current
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases pose serious risks to animal and human health in Sierra Leone, and Sierra Leone’s socioeconomic and ecological attributes particularly render it susceptible to zoonotic diseases like Lassa Fever, Ebola virus disease, Rabies, Anthrax, and the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019. The Global Health Security Surveillance project aims to improve Sierra Leone’s ...

GHS: Strengthening Sustainability of Global Health Security Objectives in Sierra Leone

  • current
The project is aimed at improving the overall health security of the Sierra Leone population. The program supports medium- and long-term health systems strengthening to effectively prevent, detect, respond to, and control infectious disease health threats. ICAP continues to implement the GHSA in Sierra Leone with a focus on developing the National Public Health Agency ...

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 ...

Targeted Assistance to Strengthen Immunization Systems and Capacity in Western Area, Sierra Leone

  • current
ICAP is working to enhance childhood immunization linkages between public health units and community health workers to increase uptake of the second routine dose of recommended measles-containing vaccine, MCV2. Interventions will help to strengthen integrated defaulter-tracking, community outreach, and demand promotion in order to help reduce dropout between MCV1 and MCV2. As part of this ...

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 Sierra Leone

Program Start
  • 2014
Key Technical Areas
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Malaria
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
Current Funders
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Resolve to Save Lives
  • Orange Telecommunications
  • GAVI

Country Director

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.

Jobs in Sierra Leone

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