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Malawi

In Malawi, ICAP works to strengthen health systems and support the national response to HIV.

We began partnering with the Government of Malawi in 2011 to strengthen health education. ICAP now provides broader technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to strengthen HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

Current Projects

HIV Impact Assessment Survey (PHIA)

ICAP provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to conduct the Malawi Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA) survey, which assessed HIV prevalence, incidence, and access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The survey comprised household-based interviews and HIV counseling and testing services for adults and children. Conducted between October 2015 and August 2016, the survey found that HIV incidence, 0.37 percent (ages 15 to 64), is lower than previously estimated. Compared to the 2003 incidence estimates between 1.3 and 1.5 percent per year, the current rate of new HIV infections has been cut in half during the past 13 years, when effective HIV treatment became available in sub-Saharan Africa, largely through support from PEPFAR.

Survey findings are used to assess the impact of Malawi’s HIV response at the national level and to help guide and target future investment and programs. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)

Nursing Education Partnership Initiative

Expanding the role of nurses and midwives is critical to meeting Malawi’s national healthcare needs and addressing HIV, tuberculosis, and other diseases. In Malawi, ICAP is working with the MOH to build the capacity of health training institutions, enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and clinical settings, and use innovative curricula to reduce time to accreditation. Through NEPI, ICAP provides tuition assistance, supports simulation labs, and offers online training in Option B+ for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. ICAP also supports the development and implementation of higher degree programs to support the scale-up of the healthcare workforce. Learn more at nepinetwork.org (funded by PEPFAR through HRSA)

Global TA: Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative

ICAP is partnering with the MOH to strengthen HIV rapid testing quality assurance efforts by developing guidelines, indicators, and tools for implementing and monitoring retesting procedures for HIV positive individuals prior to ART initiation. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)