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 strengthen the health sector including 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.
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
Felix Ndagije, MD, MSc
Dr. Felix Ndagije is a global health professional with over 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 a Master’s degree in Tropical Pediatrics and Child Health from the University of Liverpool.