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Leonard Bikinesi is a specialist family physician and HIV technical expert with 15 years of clinical experience involving HIV and TB care, treatment, prevention, public health, and quality improvement. Currently, as Chief Clinical Mentor at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) he leads Namibia’s Clinical Mentorship Program which provides ongoing capacity building to healthcare workers on HIV and TB care, treatment, and support, develops and implements HIV/TB guidelines, policies, circulars, and standard operating procedures (SOPs), and continuously strengthens the provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services with a focus on patient-centered care.
Dr. Bikinesi is also the Project ECHO lead for Namibia and ECHO Institute Africa ECHO Consultant. The Namibia ECHO program has been running since 2015. In addition, he has provided strategic technical guidance to multiple African countries as a consultant, helping them to set up and implement clinical mentorship and Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) programs. His area of interest includes HIV drug resistance, workforce development, and research.