HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are a deadly combination, and migrant miners are at increased risk for both—and for spreading infection to their families when visiting home. ICAP is working with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to ensure comprehensive prevention, testing, and treatment for HIV and TB by training health workers, locating health services in places where miners gather, and rolling out prevention and screening for miners’ families. ICAP is also strengthening national health information systems to support disease surveillance, linkage and retention in care, and ultimately epidemic control.
ICAP IN LESOTHO
Key Technical Areas
- Capacity building of educational institutions
- Health information systems
- HIV prevention, care, and treatment
- Human resources for health
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Nursing and midwifery
- Population-based surveys
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Strategic information
- PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Kingdom of Lesotho Ministry of Health
- National Institutes of Health
- World Health Organization
INTERIM CHIEF OF PARTY
Felix Ndagije, MD, MSc
Dr. Felix Ndagije is a global health professional with over 17 years’ experience in design, implementation, evaluation and scale up of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs with ministries of health (MOH), implementing partners, United Nations agencies and CDC/PEPFAR. He has been a member of ICAP’s Clinical and Training Unit, supporting the programmatic aspects of comprehensive HIV care and treatment across approximately 21 countries. He is responsible for providing day-to-day direct technical assistance (guidance) to ICAP country programs in six countries in East, Central and Southern Africa.
Felix has worked on numerous guidelines including the 2015 WHO HIV testing services (HTS) guidelines; revision of numerous country guidelines to adopt the WHO Test and Start, participated in developing PEPFAR’s Guidance for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted HIV Infection 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. Felix 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.