Implementing Agencies

In partnership with Ministries of Health and in-country stakeholders, NEPI is led by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and PEPFAR In-Country Teams.

Implementing partners include:

  • CapacityPlus led by IntraHealth International
    USAID’s flagship health workforce program, is proud to be a member of the NEPI team. CapacityPlus brings to NEPI globally recognized expertise in health workforce, pre-service education, health economics, and organizational design. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, CapacityPlus is working with the government and partners to reach consensus on nurse education scaling up goals including quantity, quality, and priority schools and will perform a pre-investment analysis of the DRC nursing education system. Other activities include the design of tools to cost the scaling up of health worker education and analyses of the nursing education systems in Ethiopia, Mali, and Mozambique. CapacityPlus is a member of the PEPFAR/WHO Transformative Scaling Up Core Group and has made a particular contribution on innovative financing of health professional schools.

  • International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
    Serving as the NEPI Coordinating Center, the Columbia University/ICAP [International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs] Nurse Capacity Initiative (INCI) will provide training and continuous quality improvement support; disseminate results; design and implement an evaluation strategy in collaborationwith the partner educational institutions; and provide methodlogical consulation and technical support across countries and institutions.

  • World Health Organization
    In collaboration with PEPFAR, the World Health Organization is developing global guidelines to scale up and transform health professional education towards achieving better health outcomes. The global guidelines, scheduled for release in September 2012, will inform education policies in countries, particularly those where PEPFAR is active, and in turn draw lessons from experiences in these countries.

  • Clinton Health Access Initiative


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