Strengthening InterProfessional Education for HIV (STRIPE HIV) - AFREhealth-UCSF Partnership

Eleven (11) physician and nursing experts in health professions education and HIV care convened in Johannesburg May 16th and 17th, 2019 to kickoff planning the STRIPE-HIV Fundamentals Course, a two-day training course on inter-professional, high-quality HIV care intended for graduating MEPI and NEPI students prior to entering clinical care.

This expert panel was chaired by Prof. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde and included faculty from six academic institutions and several global health organizations, with AFREhealth representation from President, Marietjie  de Villiers and Vice-President Abigail Kazembe.

In addition to discussing and planning for the implementation of the upcoming STRIPE project, the expert  panel spent  time discussing the core principles, topics, goals, objectives, and educational strategies that are integral to delivering inter-professional, high quality HIV care across their institutions.

This work will build on the bigger goal of the  STRIPE project, namely  to maximize the impact of HRSA’s investment in, and PEPFAR’s continued commitment to ,building health  workforce capacity across Africa to achieve HIV epidemic control.  As such STRIPE’s focus will strengthening interprofessional HIV training provided by MEPI and NEPI institutions and their partner facilities to ensure that the next generation of health care professionals is equipped to deliver the highest quality, collaborative, evidence-informed HIV care.

Pictured left to right:

Back row - Fred Semitala (Makerere University, Uganda), Mosepele Mosepele (University of Botswana), Stefanus Snyman (AfrIPEN)

Third row - Clara Haruzivishe (University of Zimbabwe), Michael Reid (University of California, San Francisco)

Second row - Evelyn Chilembe (Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi), Jehan Budak (University of California, San Francisco), Marietjie de Villiers (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Front row - Judy Khanyola (ICAP, Kenya), Elsie Kiguli-Malwedde (ACHEST, Uganda), Abigail Kazembe (Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi)





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