Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 10822
Country/Region: eSwatini
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Columbia University
Main Partner Program: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/HRSA
Total Funding: $220,000

For COP 10, ICAP's goal is to work closely with the Swaziland Ministry of Health (MOH) at the national, regional and site level to support the strengthening of systems, programs, facilities, healthcare workers and the respective communities to offer quality adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment services with an integrated family-centered approach to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). This will focus on decentralizing HIV treatment services, initiating HIV care services on the primary care level and better linking the community to the facility. Ultimately, ICAP will shift many of its current activities (re: technical leadership, clinical mentoring and supervision, community systems) to local governmental and non-governmental responsibility and ownership.

In COP 10, ICAP is funded under three mechanisms: CDC-care/treatment service provision cooperative agreement, CDC-technical assistance for Strategic Information use (UTAP) and HRSA - building capacity to support nurses training. This narrative applies to activities under the HRSA funding.

ICAP's goals support and contribute directly to the principle goals of the GOKS-PEPFAR Partnership Framework (PF): " to decentralize and improve the quality of treatment services within a CCP in order to increase access and improve outcomes for PLWHA". ICAP's program also supports the Human and Institutional Capacity Development five-year PF goal by working to Strengthen the HR capacity of the national government, through strengthening pre-service and in-service training for key cadres, and strengthening the capacity of community level workers to deliver HIV-related services.

ICAP's M&E staff will continue to provide technical support to all ICAP-supported facilities and participate in relevant technical working groups at the national level. The M&E unit is supported by Monitoring, Evaluation and Research department at ICAP headquarters New York (MER-NY). This technical support ensures that ICAP's global wealth of experience is shared with the ICAP-Swaziland M&E staff to ensure compliance to programmatic and funding partners reporting requirements.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $220,000

ICAP support will focus on a number of key areas in HSS including: developing a robust mentorship program that links pre-service institutions with facilities and serves to better train and retain health care workers; supporting the Wellness Centre in Manzini as an institution that will serve health care workers throughout the country. This will entail modeling the ICAP Nursing Initiative Center of Excellence program in South Africa to develop a mentorship program in Swaziland that is well integrated into the nursing career path. The mentorship program will focus on improving the quality of graduates from the nursing institutions in the clinical practicum area, and increasing the retention of health care workers in the system by providing them with a point of contact at clinical service, orientation, and career choices. Support will also be provided to the Swaziland Nursing Council and the Nursing Colleges to design a training course for mentors and will support initial roll out of the system. This will be an integral part of the nursing career path in the future so that it is sustainable over time.

Subpartners Total: $0
Swaziland Nursing Council: NA