STRIPE HIV

Strengthening Interprofessional Education for HIV
An initiative of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)

HIV
TRAINING

Support the delivery of high-quality HIV training at pre-service medical and nursing institutions across sub-Saharan Africa

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Strengthen interprofessional education to ensure the next generation of health professionals are equipped to provide collaborative, evidence-informed HIV care

QUALITY
IMPROVEMENT

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).

https://www.afrehealth.org

STRIPE HIV aims to maximize the impact of HRSA’s investment in, and PEPFAR’s continued commitment to, building health workforce capacity across Africa to achieve HIV epidemic control. The overarching goal of the project is to ensure that pre-service medical and nursing students and early career professionals are prepared to translate lessons and learnings from the classroom to the high-burden clinical settings and are equipped to provide high-quality HIV care while employing an interprofessional team-based approach.

The initial STRIPE HIV intervention is an interactive, case-based training course targeted to final year medical and nursing students as well as trainees in the allied health professions and pre-registered health professionals at their schools and/or affiliated training sites. This training consists of 17 training modules that apply an interprofessional approach to learning and focus on the fundamentals of HIV prevention care and treatment, while also helping learners develop competencies in quality improvement. STRIPE HIV is being implemented across 14 countries with 20 institutional partners and over 50 affiliated health facilities from October 2019-March 2020.

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WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?

Funders

Providing technical direction and financial support

Founders

Providing strategic vision and overall project leadership Providing support to AFREhealth through targeted technical assistance and financial support to MEPI/NEPI institutional partners

Key Partners

Implement STRIPE HIV trainings with pre-service and early career professionals

WHERE ARE STRIPE HIV PARTNERS?

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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?


WHAT’S NEXT?

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.