Kenya: University of Nairobi

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Onesmus Gachuno (PI), Patrick Mburugu (Co-PI), George Wambiri (Finance Administrator), Dr Patrick Mburugu (eLearning Coordinator), Ms Ruth Emboyoga Mbuthia (Training Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE:  Kenya Inter-Professional Training for HIV (KIT- HIV) Cycle II


The KIT-HIV team trained 16 facilitators to lead 3 workshops with 394 learners trained to deliver high-quality team-based HIV care. Of the 394 learners, 300 were pre-service and 94 were postgraduate. They developed an interprofessional approach to learning to encourage teamwork.

Botswana: University of Botswana

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Keneilwe Motlhatlhedi (PI and Training Coordinator), Nthabiseng Phaladze (Co-PI), Dr. Mosepele Mosepele (Additional key personnel), Malebogo Masono (Finance administrator), Ari Ho-Foster (Finance administrator), Dr. Mmoloki Molwantwa (eLearning Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE:  STRIPE HIV – University of Botswana (SHUB)


In the first year of STRIPE HIV, the SHUB team trained 31 facilitators to lead 9 workshops and 307 learners to deliver high quality, team-based HIV care. Of the 307 learners, 189 were pre-service learners and 118 were postgraduate learners. During this training, they promoted interprofessional education across university health care departments and faculties. In addition, they developed a mobile application to increase access to STRIPE HIV training, especially in the context of COVID-19.

Zambia: The University of Zambia, School of Nursing Sciences

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Catherine Ngoma, Co-PI; Dr. Selestine Nzala, Co-PI, Ms. Maureen Makoleka, Co-PD and Co-Training Coordinator; Ms. Ruth Wahila, Co-PD and Co-Training Coordinator; Kennedy Siamutondo, eLearning Coordinator; Rhoidah Hamweene, Finance Administrator


PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: In the first year, the University of Zambia Schools of Medicine, Nursing Sciences, Public Health, and Health Sciences collaborated to train nursing midwifery students, medical students, pharmacy students and biomedical students with the aim to increase the capacity of these professionals to provide high quality HIV care using an interprofessional team-based approach. In all, 26 facilitators held 2 workshops to train 119 pre-service learners.

South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Mosa Moshabela (PI), Dr. Nisha Nadesan-Reddy (Project Director, Training Coordinator), Prem Ramnarain (Finance Administrator), Sandile Nzuza (eLearning Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE: Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Treatment and Care for HIV (SWITCH)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: In the first year of SWITCH, eight training workshops were held for mixed cadres of 363 health care professionals, both pre-service and working in health care facilities, led by 40 trained facilitators.  The focus was placed on conducting HIV training using patient-centered, interprofessional education and introducing quality improvement at partnering institutions. Mentoring and administrative support was also provided to Mpumalanga College of Nursing in Mpumalanga Province, reaching additional learners. 

South Africa: Stellenbosch University

KEY PERSONNEL: Prof. Ian Couper (Co-PD), Prof. Hoffie Conradie (Co-PD and eLearning Coordinator), Ms. Suzaan Sutherland (Training Coordinator), Ms. Lindsay-Michelle Meyer (Finance Administrator)

PROJECT TITLE:  Stellenbosch University Network for Strengthening Rural Interprofessional Education for HIV (SUNSTRIPE)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: In its first year, SUNSTRIPE used a distributed approach to capacitate health care teams serving rural and underserved communities with the aim to improve the quality of HIV/AIDS services. In identifying trainees for the workshops, the team recruited health professionals already working together at a facility, thus enabling the implementation of QI projects and ensuring sustainable effects of the training on HIV patient care. 

Lesotho: Scott College of Nursing

KEY PERSONNEL: Makhabiso Ramphoma (PI/PD), Lebohang Sepipi (Administrator and Training Coordinator), Pule Moabi (Deputy PD), Makhamathoane Mosoeunyane (Finance Administrator), Matsepo Nchaba (Team Secretary) Mosala Sojane (eLearning Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE: STRIPE HIV – Scott College of Nursing

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: Scott College of Nursing trained 9 facilitators to facilitate the STRIPE HIV modules to 72 learners in a series of three training workshops. One COVID-19 workshop was conducted for third year students before their clinical experience.

Lesotho: National University of Lesotho (NUL)

KEY PERSONNEL:  Professor K.D. Mogobe (PI/PD and Co-Finance Administrator), Ms. Ntsoaki Ralejoana (Co-Finance Administrator and Logistics Coordinator), Mr. Lebajoa Mphatsi (eLearning Coordinator)


PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: NUL partnered with SCOTT School of Nursing and the National Health Training College (NHTC) to train 9 facilitators and 43 learners through one training of trainers and two STRIPE HIV workshops. Diverse cadres of pre- and post-service learners were represented, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians. Lesotho has a high burden of HIV. The goal of STRIPE HIV was to help reduce the burden by empowering communities of practice, health professionals, and people living with HIV.

Mozambique: UEM – Eduardo Mondlane University

KEY PERSONNEL:  Maria Alexandra Rodrigues (Principal Investigator), José Braz (training coordinator) Amin Daud (eLearning coordinator), Milva Nguenha (finance manager)

PROJECT TITLE:  STRIPE HIV - Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research (MIHER)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: The main aim was to develop a core team to work on teaching-learning process more efficiently. Faculty and health professionals involved in the trainings gained awareness of weak interprofessional relationships and their roles in addressing professional needs and constraints. Attention was given to ensuring strong links with HEPI and to contribute to the implementation of HEPI training programs with the introduction of the modules on HIV and COVID highlighting case-based, team-based learning and quality assurance. 

Malawi: University of Malawi College of Medicine

KEY PERSONNEL: Dr. Thandie Mwalukomo (PD, eLearning Coordinator, Training Coordinator), Jane Mallewa (Co-PI), Dr. Louisa Nsai Alfazema (Co-PI), Godfrey Chisoni (Finance Administrator)

PROJECT TITLE: STRIPE HIV – University of Malawi College of Medicine

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: Nine facilitators were trained to facilitate the HIV and COVID-19 Modules to 110 learners in a series of three training workshops. A WhatsApp-based consultation system was developed to improve post-training communication. COVID-19 training for pre-service medical students was also conducted.

Uganda: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

KEY PERSONNEL: Dr. Fred C. Semitala (Co-PD), Dr. Nelson K. Sewankambo (Co-PD), Dr. Isaac Kimera (Training Coordinator), Shardrack Wanyina (eLearning Coordinator/M&E), Martin Muddu (Advisor HIV Care and treatment), Moses Adengo (Finance Administrator)

PROJECT TITLE:  Education for Interprofessional HIV Service Delivery in Uganda (EIPHIV-U)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: The goal of year 1 was to equip Uganda’s next generation of HIV health care providers as interprofessional practitioners, with enhanced knowledge and skills that are aligned with PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) and Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) priorities, upholding the principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and continuous learning to provide high quality team-based care for PLHIV.

Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Edward Dassah (Co-PD), Betty Norman (Co-PD), Veronica Dzomeku (Co-PD), Nana Adwoa Baidu (Training Coordinator, eLearning Coordinator, Finance Administrator)

PROJECT TITLE:  Optimizing Interprofessional Education for HIV care in Ghana (OIPE HIV Care)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: The OIPE HIV Care project sought to strengthen capacities of different categories of health professionals in Ghana to deliver the highest quality of collaborative HIV care at all levels of the health system. In all, 34 facilitators led 15 HIV workshops, providing training to 914 learners (509 pre-service, 405 post-graduate). The OIPE team also developed and delivered additional content on HIV-related medico-legal issues, trained learners remotely through a web-based e-learning platform, and rapidly implemented COVID-19 training to 254 learners via 5 virtual workshops.

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

KEY PERSONNEL: Prof. Alfred Kien Mteta (PI), Dr Hadija Semvua (Program Coordinator), Dr. Agnes Msoka (Project Administrator and Training Coordinator), Gilda Jacob (Finance Administrator), Glory Ibrahim (eLearning Coordinator)



The first year activities of KCMUCo focused on developing a core group of skilled facilitators, and leading interdisciplinary STRIPE HIV workshops for 129 preservice and postgraduate learners.  With the impact of COVID, the training modality moved to online Zoom workshops, with an additional 147 learners participating in STRIPE COVID trainings.  Learners were drawn from KCMUCo and 9 facilities located in PEPFAR-supported high HIV-burden Same and HAI districts.

Malawi: Kamuzu University of Health Sciences

KEY PERSONNEL: Evelyn Chilemba (Co-PI), Diana Jere (Co-PI), Mike Rashid (Finance Administrator), Billy Konyani (eLearning Coordinator), Norah Lungu (Training Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE: Enhancing HIV Education through Interprofessional Trainings (ENHEIT)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: Kamuzu University of Health Sciences trained 21 facilitators were to facilitate the HIV and COVID-19 Modules to 514 learners in a series of eight training workshops. Facilitators used innovative teaching strategies for the first time and noted enhanced capacity to promote meaningful learning among the health care professionals in an interprofessional context. There was interest in extending the training to learners. The STRIPE HIV Zoom meetings empowered facilitators to use new techniques of teaching.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Institut Superier des Techniques Medicales de Kinshasa (ISTM)

KEY PERSONNEL: Prof. Adalbert Otshomampita (PI), Prof. Kandolo Kakongo Dénis (Co-PI), Prof. Mbadu Zebe Victorine (Additional Key Personnel)

PROJECT TITLE:  Institut Superieur Des Techniques Medicales De Kinshasa (ISTM/KIN)


STRIPE materials were translated from English to French, ensuring the STRIPE training was available for use by francophone STRIPE HIV partners. In collaboration with Lubumbashi, N’Djili Reference General Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Center of Mixed Medicine of Yolo, one STRIPE training-of-trainers was conducted, resulting in 20 facilitators trained. These facilitators then trained 25 learners during two learner workshops focusing on the four core modules (1, 3, 4, 17) and two additional ones (9, 16).

Nigeria: University of Ibadan

KEY PERSONNEL: Prof. David Olaleye* (PI), Prof Georgina N. Odaibo (PD and Training Coordinator), Prof. Funmilayo Okanlawon (Co-PI), Dr Samuel Ajayi (Co-PI), Dr Charity Nwankwo (Co-PI), Mrs. Bose Bella (Finance Administrator), Mr. Seun Falayi (eLearning Coordinator)

*Prof. Olaleye passed unexpectedly in July 2021. As a mentor, teacher, researcher, and physician, he was a great leader in Nigeria and to AFREhealth. Prof Olaleye is pictured top left on page 5.

PROJECT TITLE:  Strengthening Interprofessional Education for HIV Care in Nigeria (STRIPEN-HIV)

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP: A total of 249 learners, 156 final year and 93 newly graduated health care workers, were trained in six collaborating institutions (MEPIN Schools). 36 facilitators from these institutions, and located in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, were trained on the use of the STRIPE-HIV modules and facilitated learner workshops on ten selected modules (4 compulsory and 6 others). Data from pre and post tests showed that learners' knowledge improved significantly for the compulsory modules.

Ethiopia: University of Gondar

KEY PERSONNEL: Dr. Ashenafi Tazebew (PI), Dr. Alemayehu Teklu (Co-PI and eLearning Coordinator), Teshone Geletaw (Training Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE: Building the future of the HIV workforce through the pre-service inter professional education

PROJECT YEAR 1 RECAP:  During the first year of the project, the University of Gondar conducted 8 workshops with 193 participants for final year medical, nursing, midwifery and pharmacy students and early career health professionals to deliver high quality, team-based HIV care.  The project developed a team of 8 trainers skilled in interprofessional training methods.  In addition to the training program, the University of Gondar supported regional health facilities through a mentorship program and collaborated with Gondar University, Debre Tabor University and Amhara Regional Health Office.

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa University

KEY PERSONNEL:  Dr. Miliard Derbew (PI), Damen Hailemariam (Co-PI), Azmeraw Nigusie (Finance Administrator), Hailegebriel  Bekele (eLearning Coordinator), Habtamu Messel (Training Coordinator)



The training was implemented by the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, and Hawassa and Bahirdar Universities. In addition to training of graduate medical and nursing students before their deployment, the collaborating institutions' training capacity was developed.

Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

KEY PERSONNEL: Dr.  Clara Haruzivishe (PI), Dr. Walter Mangezi (Co-PI), Dr. Jonathan Matenga (Project Advisor), Dr Midion Chidzonga (Project Advisor), Miriro Muvoti (Training Coordinator)

PROJECT TITLE: Collaborative HIV Interprofessional Partnership Program (CHIP)


The University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, (UZFMHS) successfully implemented CHIP 1 (2019-2020), training 20 faculty members, 15 health workers, and 276 preservice health workers at 5 training sites.

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