The Stellenbosch University Collaborative Capacity Enhancement through Engagement with Districts (SUCCEED) project is a response to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for South African University-based technical assistance aimed at improving the quality of HIV/AIDS and related services in South Africa under PEPFAR. (Click HERE for an information sheet).
SUCCEED’s purpose is to, through engagement with stakeholders, develop District Health Learning Centres (DHLC) as centres of excellence within South Africa’s PEPFAR Focusing for Impact Districts. These DHLC will function as models for quality service delivery, operational research, training and mentorship in district health care. The project strives to make a contribution to the 90:90:90 goals by focusing on HIV care and treatment.
SUCCEED comprises three main activities namely:
- The development and implementation of a model for decentralised training for undergraduate medical and health professions students.
- Strengthening operational research.
- Capacity building in quality improvement in HIV care in health districts.
The project team consists of:
- Principal Investigator – Prof MR de Villiers
- Project Manager - Mrs Vuyelwa Mehlomakulu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Project Coordinator – Ms Lezel Fisher (email@example.com)
- Activity leads - Prof Julia Blitz, Prof Taryn Young, Dr Kerrin Begg