Prof Masa Mashabela

Stripe Grant

Professor Mosa Moshabela

The College of Health Sciences, as a previous MEPI recipient, has been awarded a 9 month grant (01 August 2019 – 31 March 2020) from the Human Resources and Services (HRSA) through the University of California, San Francisco, to Strengthen InterProfessional Education for HIV (STRIPE). This is supportive of PEPFAR’s commitment to strengthening calibre of HIV training for health professional students, with the goal of improving quality of HIV service provision delivered by graduating Doctors, nurses and pharmacists.

Professor Mosa Moshabela, Dean and Head of School of Nursing and Public Health is the principal investigator of the Level 3 grant.  Serela Ramklass, Fatima Suleman and Fikile Mtshali are key personnel on the project.  The UKZN project is called, “Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Treatment and Care for HIV” (SWITCH).  The project will provide training for final year students in Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, a small cohort of interns and community service health professionals at decentralised sites and train academic staff as facilitators through train the trainer technique.  The goal is to prepare trainees to have capacity to improve the quality of care in practice by working in teams and using the pedagogy of Interprofessional education and collaborative practice focusing on using continuous quality improvement skills.

Our partners are the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital Nursing College, KZN Nursing college and Sefako Makgato Health Sciences University (SMU).