Global Health Security
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is an international effort to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. In 2015, ICAP launched its GHS portfolio, with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak.
In Sierra Leone, ICAP provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, building local capacity to strengthen health systems to enhance infection prevention and control (IPC). Related activities include:
- Supporting monitoring and evaluation of IPC activities.
- Conducting a process evaluation of IPC programs at nine District Hospitals.
- Building capacity for Quality Improvement (QI) through training and mentorship.
- Supporting implementation of 12 QI projects designed to improve IPC performance at health facilities.
In 2017, ICAP will work with MOHS to develop national in-service training curricula.
ICAP is also working with CDC’s International Infection Control Program within the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion to develop training resources and manuals designed to reduce and control outbreaks in intensive care units in middle-income countries.