Ms. Stacie C. Stender is an accomplished Family Nurse Practitioner with masters degrees in nursing and infectious disease and more than a decade of experience working in public health in sub-Saharan Africa. Working from South Africa, Stacie is the Africa Regional Technical Advisor in TB/HIV/Infectious Diseases for Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Her professional priority is the revitalization of primary care, ensuring equitable access to healthcare services through strengthening clinical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, and referral systems. Ms. Stender has extensive experience in human capacity development specifically related to HIV and TB through curriculum design, advocacy of task-shifting strategies, clinical support and training/mentoring of public and private health care personnel. She has provided programmatic and technical support to universities, community based organizations, and international NGOs in the design and implementation of HIV & TB prevention, care and treatment programs in several countries including Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia.
Ms. Stender is a member of the Core Steering Group of the International Council of Nurses, Advanced Practice Nursing Network, she is the Programme Secretary of the Nursing and Allied Professionals Sub-Section of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (Union), she serves on several advisory boards for local organizations in South Africa, and is an active member of the International AIDS Society and the Southern African HIV Clinician Society. She is fluent in English and French, and understands basic Portuguese.