ICAP has worked in Lesotho since 2005, collaborating with national governments, district health management teams, individual health facilities, educational institutions, and local non-governmental organizations to strengthen health systems. Currently, ICAP in Lesotho is supporting the Ministry of Health in strengthening strategic information for health by providing technical assistance and resources to its national health system.

Projects include transforming Health Information Systems (HIS); conducting a Lesotho HIV Impact Assessment Survey (LePHIA2020); Tracking new HIV infections with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE), Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS), and supporting the Ministry of Health on the COVID-19 response including Infection Prevention and Control (IPC),  Laboratory Assistance, and Data Management.



COVID-19 Data Management

Electronic Register for HIV and TB

Health Information Exchange (HIE)

ITF – COVID-19 Response

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

Resolve to Save LivesDistricts (or national)Mafeteng

Strengthening Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho

Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE)



Accelerating Children on Treatment (ACT) Initiative

Enhanced HIV Prevention in Couples Study (EPIC) (2009 - 2015)

Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP), Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)

Global Technical Assistance

HIV Drug Resistance Survey

MTCT-Plus Expansion

PrEP Feasibility Study

Preventing Childhood Tuberculosis in Lesotho (PREVENT) Study

Provide Miner-Friendly Services for Integrated TB/HIV Care (PROMISE) Study

Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) Project

Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START Study) (2012 - 2016)

Strengthening TB/HIV Integration under PEPFAR (2009 – 2015)

Supporting Point of Care TB/HIV Centers for Migrant Miners

TB Care and Treatment for Miners (2009 – 2015)

Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS)

ICAP in Lesotho

Program Start
  • 2005
Key Technical Areas
  • Comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment Programs
  • Tuberculosis
  • Maternal and Child Health/Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT)
  • Health Systems Strengthening/Health Information Systems
  • Human Resources for Health: Capacity building of Nursing and Midwifery Educational Institutions
    • Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)
    • Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP)
  • Quality Improvement
  • COVID-19 Response
    • SARS-CoV-2 Testing
    • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
    • Lesotho Cellphone Influenza-like Illness Participatory Surveillance
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Population-based surveys
  • Operational and implementation science Research
  • Surveillance
  • Accelerating Children on Treatment (ACT) Initiative
  • HIV Laboratory Support
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Country Director

Felix Ndagije, MD, MSc

Dr. Felix Ndagije is a global health professional with over 20 years of experience in the 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, where he pivoted to serve as a Senior Regional Technical Advisor for Clinical and Training supporting a number of projects in multiple ICAP countries. From January 2019, he served as Country Director for ICAP in Lesotho, managing a number of key technical and representational requirements in the country.

Dr. Ndagije earned his medical degree from the National University of Rwanda and he possesses a Master’s degree in Global Health; and a Master’s degree in Tropical Pediatrics and Child Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool.

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