Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham is the Tanzania country director for ICAP. In this role, she leads a 42-member staff who provide technical and strategic support for the rapid scale up of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in five regions of Tanzania.

In 2007, Amy and her team led a marked program expansion through a ‘district network’ approach using Tanzania’s decentralized health network. Key successes have included expansion from 25 to more than 60 service delivery sites, and the launch of the first rural HIV/AIDS treatment center in a primary health care setting.

Amy has broad international development experience with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Before joining ICAP, she was senior HIV/AIDS Policy and Technical Advisor for USAID in Uganda. In this position, she provided strategic leadership to the USAID team for all HIV/AIDS activities, including program planning, monitoring, and evaluation. From 1999 to 2003, Amy served as senior technical advisor for USAID Tanzania where she focused on HIV prevention programs for youth. She also worked as a research associate for USAID’s Global Initiative for Monitoring and Evaluation of National HIV/AIDS/STD Programs, MEASURE Evaluation Project. Early in her career, Amy was a broadcast/print journalist and producer for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service in Crete and West Australia.

Amy holds a master’s degree in public health, with a concentration in international health, and a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science/African Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned certificates in journalism, photojournalism, public relations, broadcasting, and electronic journalism from the Defense School of Public Affairs.