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.”



CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service DeliveryLive Now

Evaluation of Surge Support for Ward-Based Primary Health Care Outreach TeamsLive Now

Strengthen HIV testing and linkage to ART services among patients with presumptive TBDistricts (or national):Gauteng regionLive Now



Development and Establishment of an International Accredited Training Center in South AfricaLive Now

Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)Live Now

Global TA: Quality ImprovementLive Now

Global TA: Quality Improvement Capacity BuildingLive Now

HIV Prevention Services for Key Underserved Populations under PEPFARLive Now

Leveraging HIV Scale-Up to Strengthen Non-Communicable Disease Services in South Africa (2011 - 2014)Live Now

MCAPLive Now

MTCT-Plus and MTCT-Plus ExpansionLive Now

Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control (OpCon)Live Now

Pediatric Health Outcomes StudyLive Now

Power of Peers ProgramLive Now

Quality ImprovementLive Now

Strengthening Nurse-Initiated and Management ARTLive Now

The MCH-ART Study: Strategies to Optimize Antriretroviral Therapy Services for Maternal and Child HealthLive Now

UTAP and UTAP-2Live Now

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, MScBlanche Pitt, MSc

Ms. Blanche Pitt serves as ICAP director in South Africa. A South African national with a post graduate degree in health education and health promotion, she is a public health specialist with over 30 years’ experience in both government and NGO health sectors. She is highly experienced in project design and management and is an expert at building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and partners as well as national health leaders.

Since 2015, Ms. Pitt has served as the regional project director for the PHIA project, based in the ICAP South Africa office. In this important role, she continues to provide high-level strategic guidance and oversight to the national PHIA surveys to ensure their timely and high quality implementation. She also manages ICAP’s regional PHIA team, who have made major contributions toward the successful implementation of this high-profile, multi-country project.

Prior to her current roles, from 2011-2015 Ms. Pitt served as country director for ICAP in Lesotho, where she led ICAP’s highly successful portfolio of multiple projects focused on the scale up of HIV/TB and HIV care and treatment. Ms. Pitt also held prior country director positions with The African Medical and Research Foundation in both South Africa and Tanzania, and from 1998-2001 she served as the Director of Health Promotion within the National Ministry of Health in South Africa.

Jobs in South Africa

For international ICAP job listings see careers at ICAPACITY