Support the delivery of high-quality HIV training at pre-service medical and nursing institutions across sub-Saharan Africa
Strengthen interprofessional education to ensure the next generation of health professionals are equipped to provide collaborative, evidence-informed HIV care
Foster a culture of quality improvement among clinical care providers to improve the impact of care for people with HIV
WHAT IS STRIPE HIV?
Starting in 2019, AFREhealth, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and with funding from Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), embarked on an ambitious project, Strengthening InterProfessional Education to Improve HIV Care Across Africa (STRIPE HIV).
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WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?
Implement STRIPE HIV trainings with pre-service and early career professionals
WHERE ARE STRIPE HIV PARTNERS?
WHY STRIPE HIV?
The competency of early career health professionals to integrate and apply HIV-related education received during pre-service training is variable. Evidence-based teamwork strategies that can optimize patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals are not uniformly employed. Furthermore, once graduates depart from their training institutions and begin practicing independently there are a paucity of resources available to help integrate teamwork principles into their clinical practice. This variability of training across institutions and lack of support for early career professionals may negatively impact the overall quality of the HIV care they are capable of providing, their retention and motivation, and ultimately their patient’s outcome.
WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED?
From October 2019 through March 2020, 20 STRIPE HIV partners will implement over 50 STRIPE HIV workshops in 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa to an audience of over 1500 learners.