ICAP A major global health center that has been improving public health around the world for two decades

ICAP programs are built on the belief that HIV/AIDS services should be universally available and accessible. ICAP is a global leader in supporting the scale-up of multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs based on a family-focused approach. Currently, ICAP supports 818 sites in 14 resource-limited countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, which provide HIV services to nea

rly 683,000 people, including antiretroviral treatment to more than 334,000 individuals. In addition, ICAP-supported sites have provided HIV counseling and testing services to nearly 600,000 pregnant women.

This week in Durban, South Africa, ICAP's HIV learning network CQUIN convenes health system leaders to discuss progress ...
07/11/2024

This week in Durban, South Africa, ICAP's HIV learning network CQUIN convenes health system leaders to discuss progress made with HIV testing services (HTS) in the 21-country network. Discussions include exploring innovative HTS optimization approaches for HIV epidemic control, emphasizing the expanded use of HIV self-testing, and achieving high-quality and impactful testing services for people at higher risk for HIV acquisition.

Learn more about CQUIN: https://cquin.icap.columbia.edu/

07/10/2024

Congratulations to ICAP's Dr. Jessica Justman on her appointment as chair of the HPTN’s Women at Risk Scientific Committee. She is also a professor of medicine in epidemiology at Columbia Public Health and was the protocol chair for the CoVPN 5002 (COMPASS) study.

Burundi is poised to be the first African francophone country to achieve sustained   epidemic control. On this  , we're ...
07/01/2024

Burundi is poised to be the first African francophone country to achieve sustained epidemic control. On this , we're proud to highlight one of our stories out of the RISE program in Burundi, helping pave the way: https://ow.ly/TYiJ50StbtR

Join ICAP's HIV learning network,  , for this informative webinar. It will focus on integrating HIV and non-communicable...
06/25/2024

Join ICAP's HIV learning network, , for this informative webinar. It will focus on integrating HIV and non-communicable disease (NCD) services, emphasizing strengthening the coordination and implementation of service delivery models for HTN/HIV integration, featuring best practices from Uganda and Nigeria. Register in advance here: https://ow.ly/l4WB50SpaLr

ICAP joined over 400 participants from 74 countries and 152 organizations at the DHIS2 Annual Conference in Oslo, Norway...
06/24/2024

ICAP joined over 400 participants from 74 countries and 152 organizations at the DHIS2 Annual Conference in Oslo, Norway. DHIS2 is a global public health tool that transforms health information management worldwide, developed by the Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) Centre at the University of Oslo. The conference is an opportunity for DHIS2 implementers, developers, ministry representatives, technical partners, donors, and other DHIS2 experts from around the world to come together in person to share experiences, learn about the latest developments and innovations, and make connections that can lead to new partnerships and collaborations.
On June 10, 2024, Rick Mitchell, Director of Informatics, delivered ICAP's first oral presentation. In a presentation called "Moving a Mountain: Google Sheets to DHIS2 Tracker with Over 15,000 Program Indicators!," he shared a unique, real-life informatics/technical challenge that our Informatics Center within the Strategic Information (SI) Unit overcame. Rafael Escobar, Laura Lincks, Becky Smith, and Bill Reidy, all from ICAP's SI unit, contributed to this effort.

05/24/2024
05/24/2024

At today's close-out of ICAP's Almaty Model for HIV Epidemic Control project, stakeholders discussed HIV service delivery.

"Communication with patients is key to ensuring effective treatment and adherence," said Yelena Kudussova, deputy clinical director of ICAP in Central Asia.

At the close-out ceremony of ICAP's Almaty Model for HIV Epidemic Control project, stakeholders gathered in Almaty to di...
05/23/2024

At the close-out ceremony of ICAP's Almaty Model for HIV Epidemic Control project, stakeholders gathered in Almaty to discuss the program's incredible partnerships and successful online and in-person HIV prevention and treatment service delivery over the last four years.

Upcoming biobehavioral surveys among key populations in   are taking a community-based approach by engaging community pa...
05/23/2024

Upcoming biobehavioral surveys among key populations in are taking a community-based approach by engaging community partners and stakeholders throughout all levels of survey design and implementation, enhancing the survey’s reach and relevance: https://ow.ly/py5G50RRJ5R

It's critical health care providers have the proper tools to address Advanced HIV Disease (AHD), which can lead to oppor...
05/22/2024

It's critical health care providers have the proper tools to address Advanced HIV Disease (AHD), which can lead to opportunistic infection and death. This week, ICAP trained doctors from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan on best practices for treating patients with AHD.

“We’re seeing a consensus, and the consensus also puts the mother right up-front central in the conversation and decisio...
05/21/2024

“We’re seeing a consensus, and the consensus also puts the mother right up-front central in the conversation and decision-making,” ICAP’s Elaine Abrams told CNN in response to new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines that living with can breastfeed if taking treatment and virus is undetectable.

Each time LaTonya looks at framed photos of herself breastfeeding her baby son for the first time, she swells with emotion.

May is   – Join ICAP on May 21 at 9am EST for the webinar Intervention Approaches in Global Mental Health: Current Strat...
05/14/2024

May is – Join ICAP on May 21 at 9am EST for the webinar Intervention Approaches in Global Mental Health: Current Strategies and Future Directions, exploring global mental health strategies across diverse contexts. Register here: https://ow.ly/Ywak50RG1ro

Join us as we delve into the profound significance of global mental health and HIV programs, shedding light on their piv...
04/29/2024

Join us as we delve into the profound significance of global mental health and HIV programs, shedding light on their pivotal roles in fostering differentiated services and client-centered care.

In a landscape where the intersections of mental health and HIV are often overlooked, and the synergies between mental health and HIV programs remain underexplored, CQUIN will host a webinar dedicated to raising awareness and advocacy.

Register to join the webinar: https://ow.ly/TOpq50Rr8xk

Congratulations to the ICAP in New York team for their third-place win at yesterday’s Columbia University Irving Medical...
04/19/2024

Congratulations to the ICAP in New York team for their third-place win at yesterday’s Columbia University Irving Medical Center Team Relay Marathon!

The race, held at The Armory Track and Field Center in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, supports Armory College Prep and The Armory Foundation’s youth and athletic programs.



Columbia Public Health Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Columbia University Irving Medical Center The Armory Track & Field Center Support the Armory Foundation

04/10/2024
Last month, ICAP helped to train staff at health facilities in   on PrEP use to help expand its access for both migrants...
04/10/2024

Last month, ICAP helped to train staff at health facilities in on PrEP use to help expand its access for both migrants and non-migrants populations. Currently, there are over 1.5 million forcibly displaced people from residing in Peru, many of whom face disruption of regular health services, including HIV prevention and treatment.

The training was done jointly with Peru's Ministry of Health, Sociedad Peruana de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Tropicales and the International Migration Organization; it is part of a PEPFAR-funded project through the CDC.



CDC Global The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Columbia Public Health Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Columbia Global Centers OIM Perú Ministerio de Salud del Perú SPEIT PEPFAR Central America CDC Perú

Learn how ICAP is providing Ethiopia's Degehabur General Hospital – as well as 60 other health facilities – with essenti...
04/04/2024

Learn how ICAP is providing Ethiopia's Degehabur General Hospital – as well as 60 other health facilities – with essential equipment, training, and standardized protocols to improve diagnostic efforts for in the Somali Region: https://bit.ly/43Jtibu

Supported by funding from the President’s Malaria Initiative through USAID Ethiopia.


Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Columbia Public Health Ministry of Health,Ethiopia USAID - US Agency for International Development USAID Ethiopia

ICAP-trained surveillance team identification of human rift valley fever case in Marsabit,  , spurring Ministry of Healt...
04/02/2024

ICAP-trained surveillance team identification of human rift valley fever case in Marsabit, , spurring Ministry of Health to declare outbreak: https://bit.ly/4ajjd7O


Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University Department of Epidemiology CDC Global Kenya CDC The Ministry of Health

In this joint webinar, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present the findings from a case m...
04/01/2024

In this joint webinar, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present the findings from a case management survey conducted among CQUIN network countries. Additional country case studies from Eswatini and Nigeria will highlight how case management is used to facilitate linkage and retention in care.

Register here: https://ow.ly/Fihn50R5GnZ

ICAP's Karampreet Sachathep and a team of co-authors including colleagues from ICAP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...
03/28/2024

ICAP's Karampreet Sachathep and a team of co-authors including colleagues from ICAP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC Global), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Ministère de la Santé Publique du Cameroun have published a paper on the seroprevalence of COVID-19 in , which was affected more than most countries in Africa: https://bit.ly/3TAKcEL

The study found almost 100 times more cases compared to the number of cases reported to the World Health Organization. It highlights the importance of conducting serosurveys, especially in settings where access to testing may be limited.

Learn the results of the first HIV-focused biobehavioral survey in   among people who inject drugs, supported by ICAP: h...
03/28/2024

Learn the results of the first HIV-focused biobehavioral survey in among people who inject drugs, supported by ICAP: https://bit.ly/4cwN4uX


Columbia Public Health Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Ministry of Health Zambia

ICAP's Shibru Berhanu participated at Ethiopia's 18th annual Tuberculosis Research Advisory Council (TRAC) conference an...
03/25/2024

ICAP's Shibru Berhanu participated at Ethiopia's 18th annual Tuberculosis Research Advisory Council (TRAC) conference and World TB Day commemoration event held in Addis Ababa, March 22-24.

The conference convened over 350 researchers, policymakers, health care workers, and academics to discuss critical topics in tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, including the pressing issues of drug-resistant and co-infections like TB/HIV.


Ministry of Health,Ethiopia St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College-SPHMMC Addis Ababa Health Bureau

ICAP’s Chalomba Chitanika recently gave a presentation at Zambia's COVID-19 National Awareness Day on the interconnectio...
03/25/2024

ICAP’s Chalomba Chitanika recently gave a presentation at Zambia's COVID-19 National Awareness Day on the interconnection between COVID-19 and TB, including the epidemiology of and -19 co-infection and practical steps that can be taken by health care workers to optimize outcomes in these patients.

With support from the Global Fund through CDC, ICAP provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in to coordinate the COVID-19 response. To date, ICAP has trained approximately 600 health workers in 32 health facilities across Zambia in clinical management of COVID-19.


Ministry of Health Zambia CDC Zambia CDC Global The Global Fund

ICAP in Ethiopia's country director Zenebe Yirsaw, MD, has been awarded a certificate of merit and a gold medal for "Out...
03/21/2024

ICAP in Ethiopia's country director Zenebe Yirsaw, MD, has been awarded a certificate of merit and a gold medal for "Outstanding Performance in the Category of Public Health Service" by the Ethiopian Public Health Association at its annual conference, held in Addis Ababa earlier this week.

“It is recognition of the unconditional commitment and all the diligent and seamless work of us all, the remarkable ICAP family members here in Ethiopia and New York," he said.


Columbia Public Health Ministry of Health,Ethiopia

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria has been spreading rapidly in Ukraine and beyond, a result of the two-year-old wa...
03/20/2024

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria has been spreading rapidly in Ukraine and beyond, a result of the two-year-old war that has resulted in mass casualties. Learn how ICAP has been strengthening surveillance, prevention, and treatment in hospitals and labs in , with support from the CDC: https://bit.ly/4cqB7qz


Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Columbia Public Health Columbia Global Centers CDC Global Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Last week, ICAP experts presented their latest research at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (...
03/15/2024

Last week, ICAP experts presented their latest research at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), one of the world's premiere epidemiological conferences, on such critical issues as violence and HIV risk among young women, adherence among young female s*x workers, prevalence and viral load suppression in refugees living in , and more.

See the full list of ICAP presenters and abstracts at CROI 2024: https://bit.ly/3P0QX18

Pictured:
ICAP director Wafaa El-Sadr at CROI 2024 with ICAP's Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Cebsile Ngcamphalala, and Siphiwe Shongwe at CROI 2024.

On March 5, ICAP's Siphiwe Shongwe participated in a themed discussion and presented a poster on violence and HIV s*xual risk behaviors among adolescent girls and young women in .


Columbia University Department of Epidemiology Columbia Public Health Eswatini Government The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) CDC Global CDC HIV

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