ICAP began working in Sierra Leone in 2014, partnering with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation on an assessment of 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. Activities also address HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB).
Action for Effective Ebola Response in Sierra Leone: Rapid Evaluation of Community Care Centers (2014–2015)Districts (or national)Bombali,Kambia,Port Loko,Western Area Urban (WAU),Western Area Rural (WAR),Bo,Koinadugu
ICAP in Sierra Leone
Key Technical Areas
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Quality Improvement
- Human Resources for Health
- Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- CDC / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Crown Agents
Mame Awa Toure, MD, MSc
Dr. Mame Awa Toure is ICAP’s country director in Sierra Leone. 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.