Strengthening Interprofessional Education for HIV
An initative of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health

HIV Training

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

HIV Training Modules
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.


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).

STRIPE HIV Impact Update (PDF in new tab)


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What we do

Focused on strengthening interprofessional HIV education and improving quality of care, STRIPE HIV supports academic and clinical educators in facilitating case-based workshops for interprofessional learners. Our goal is to equip the next generation of health workers with the skills to deliver high quality, collaborative, evidence-informed HIV care.

More about what we do


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.


STRIPE HIV is active in 15 countries

STRIPE HIV has partners in Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Map of Africa displaying countries of STRIPE partners.

Key partner institutions

  • Addis Ababa University
  • Arba Minch College of Health Sciences
  • Christian Health Association of Lesotho
  • Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales (ISTM)
  • ISTM de Kinshasa
  • ITSM de Lubumbashi
  • Immaculee Conception Institut
  • Technique Medical Kintambo
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  • National Health Training College of Lesotho
  • Makerere University College of Health Sciences
  • SCOTT College of Nursing
  • Mpumalanga College of Nursing
  • Mzuzu University
  • Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane
  • University of Botswana
  • University of Buea
  • University of Gondar
  • Universiity of Ibadan
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Malawi College of Medicine
  • University of Malawi-Kamuzu College of Nursing
  • University of Zambia (UNZA) SON
  • University of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Our full list of partners (PDF opens in new tab) includes affilitated academic, clinical, and government institutions. Our full