Empowering women and girls with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and HIV testing and counseling, can be an effective strategy in the drive to achieve HIV epidemic control. In Zambia, ICAP is partnering with the Ministry of Health to test innovative models of service provision and ensure sufficient numbers of well-trained nurses and midwives to support national health priorities. Additionally, ICAP provided technical assistance for the Zambia HIV Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) survey in 2016 and an integrated bio-behavioral survey among key populations.



CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

Integrated HIV Bio-Behavior SurveyDistricts (or national):Lusaka,Copperbelt,Southern,Eastern,Northwestern provinces

Programmatic Support AwardDistricts (or national):Southern,Eastern,Western provinces

Quality Improvement Capacity for Impact Project (QICIP)


ESIS Task Order 4

Evaluating HIV Self-Testing Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women

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

Global TA


Optimizing Momentum Toward Sustainable Epidemic Control (OpCon)

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)


ICAP in Zambia


Program Start
  • 2005
Key Technical Areas
  • Capacity Building of Health Workforce

  • HIV Care and Treatment

  • Maternal and Child Health / PMTCT

  • Nurse Education

  • Surveillance
Current Funders
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • PEPFAR / Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Country Director

Dr. Prisca Kasonde, MD, MMed, MPH

Dr. Prisca Kasonde is a physician and public health specialist with over 24 years of clinical and program management experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS, STIs, reproductive health, obstetrics and gynecology, and health systems strengthening. She received her medical degree from the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as a master’s degree in medicine, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, from the University of Zambia. In addition, she received a master’s degree in public health with a focus on HIV/AIDS epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has co-authored over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has practiced as a certified clinical trainer for the past 18 years, building the capacity of health workers across technical areas such as PMTCT, ART, family planning, reproductive health, infection prevention, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Jobs in Zambia

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