South Africa

South Africa

Evaluation, impact measurement, capacity building quality improvement form the core of ICAP’s work in South Africa. With a longstanding history of leading HIV prevention, testing, and treatment programs; nurse and clinical trainings; and improving health systems; ICAP’s current work in South Africa focuses on differentiated service delivery, supporting health care outreach teams, and strengthening HIV testing and treatment.”


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 South Africa

Program Start
  • 2004
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity building of health workforce
  • HIV prevention, care and treatment
  • HIV testing and counseling 
  • Key / priority populations
  • Implementation science / operations research
  • Monitoring and evaluation / strategic information
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nurse education
  • Pediatric HIV care and treatment
  • Quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  •  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) / U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • PEPFAR / CDC-South Africa

  • PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York University of Cape Town

Country Director

Blanche Pitt, MSc

Ms. Blanche Pitt is currently the acting regional office director for ICAP in South Africa. She is a South African national with a post-graduate degree in health education and health promotion. Ms. Pitt is a public health specialist with over 30 years of experience in government and non-profit health sectors. She is highly experienced in project design and management and is an expert at building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, partners, and national health leaders.

Ms. Pitt has held various roles in ICAP. From 2011-2015, Ms. Pitt served as country director for ICAP in Lesotho. Then from 2015 – 2021, she served as the country director for South Africa and was also the regional project director for PHIA until her retirement. During her tenure, she led ICAP’s highly successful portfolio of multiple projects focused on the scale-up of HIV/TB and HIV care and treatment.

Jobs in South Africa

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