Lesotho

Lesotho

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 supports an array of initiatives to support disease surveillance, linkage to and retention in care, and ultimately epidemic control. ICAP’s portfolio supports the national health management information system (HMIS), including the roll-out of electronic patient registers, implementation of Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys, implementation of the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS), and provision of TB/HIV services for migrant miners, ex-miners and their families. ICAP is also conducting implementation science research to evaluate an intervention strategy to improve TB/HIV treatment among migrant miners and their families.

Projects

Current

Electronic Register for HIV and TBLesotho

HIV Drug Resistance SurveyLesotho

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)Lesotho

PrEP Feasibility StudyLesotho

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

Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) ProjectLesotho

Strengthening Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of LesothoLesotho

Supporting Point of Care TB/HIV Centers for Migrant MinersLesotho

Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE)Lesotho

Completed

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

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

Global TALesotho

MTCT-Plus ExpansionLesotho

Preventing Childhood Tuberculosis in Lesotho (PREVENT) StudyLesotho

Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment (START Study) (2012 - 2016)Lesotho

Strengthening TB/HIV Integration under PEPFAR (2009 - 2015)Lesotho

TB Care and Treatment for Miners (2009 – 2015)Lesotho

Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS)Lesotho

ICAP IN LESOTHO

Program Start
  • 2005
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
  • Research
  • Strategic information
  • Surveillance
  • Tuberculosis
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Kingdom of Lesotho Ministry of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • World Health Organization

COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Felix Ndagije, MD, MSc


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.

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.