Felix Ndagije, MD, MSc

Country Director

Lesotho

Dr. Felix Ndagije is a global health professional with close to 20 years’ experience in design, implementation, evaluation, and scale up of HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with ministries of health, implementing partners, United Nations agencies, and CDC/PEPFAR. He has technical expertise in health systems strengthening, maternal and child health programs, TB/HIV, and non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Ndagije first joined ICAP as an Evaluation and Research Advisor in Rwanda in 2005. He re-joined ICAP in Lesotho in May 2016 as a Technical Consultant, and in October 2016 he pivoted to serve as a Regional Technical Advisor for Clinical and Training supporting a number of projects in multiple ICAP countries. From July 2018 to January 2019, he served as Interim Chief of Party for ICAP in Lesotho, managing a number of key technical and representational requirements in Maseru.

He has worked on numerous guidelines including the 2015 WHO HIV testing services (HTS) guidelines and the revision of numerous country guidelines to adopt the WHO Test and Start recommendations, he participated in developing PEPFAR’s Guidance for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted HIV Infection, he has and coordinated a number of key global health initiatives with country ministries of health and agencies. He has been a Principal Investigator (PI) of a number of studies. He is currently a co-investigator on three studies on PrEP and Test and Start in key populations, and assessment of high performing models of clinical care that lead to optimal patient outcomes in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ukraine. He is also previously a co-chair of National and/or Inter-Agency PMTCT Technical Working Group; HIV Testing and Counseling, and Combination Prevention Technical Working Groups in two countries.

Dr. Ndagije earned his medical degree from the National University of Rwanda and he possesses an MSc in Tropical Pediatrics and Child Health from the University of Liverpool.