What We Do

ICAP supports three broad health-related areas: service delivery (programs); training; monitoring, evaluation, and research.

Programs:

Training:

  • Skills-building workshops for all cadres;
  • Pediatric training programs, including the South-to-South Partnership for Comprehensive Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment and pediatric centers of excellence;
  • Multidisciplinary clinical training, precepting, and mentoring;
  • Nurse mentors program;
  • Training for medical technicians and pharmacy assistants;
  • Continuing medical education programs;
  • Training in research methods and procedures;
  • Manuals, job aides, and tools;
  • Training publications and materials for building clinical mentorship skills;
  • Technical training in Good Laboratory Practice;
  • Support for strengthened national curricula and training protocols;
  • Internships, clerkships, monitoring and evaluation practicums, and women's health and HIV fellowships for Columbia University students;
  • Clinical experiences for Brazilian infectious disease doctors;
  • Tuberculosis infection control.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research:

  • Computer-based records systems;
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping;
  • Unified Reporting System;
  • Financial tracking systems;
  • Identifying optimal HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment models in resource-limited settings;
  • Identifying optimal PMTCT approaches;
  • Identifying optimal interventions for TB management in HIV-infected individuals;
  • Identifying optimal interventions for nutrition supplementation;
  • Field appropriate laboratory assays;
  • Studies of microbicides for the prevention of HIV transmission;
  • Avian flu surveillance

A number of ICAP faculty also work through the Mailman School of Public Health Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research (CIDER) to conduct studies on the epidemiology of infectious diseases of domestic and international significance and to provide training opportunities for young investigators.