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Developing Research Leaders at the Intersection of Malnutrition and Tuberculosis in Tanzania

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Funding Fogarty Program

Global Infectious Diseases (GID)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Developing Research Leaders at the Intersection of Malnutrition and Tuberculosis in Tanzania

Principal Institution

University of Virginia

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Heysell, Scott K; Mpagama, Stellah George

Project Contact Information

skh8r@virginia.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022 - 2027

Country

Tanzania

Collaborators

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College/ Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCMUCo/KCRI)

Project Description

In non-pandemic periods, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer from a curable infectious disease, while malnutrition, both undernutrition and poor nutrition leading to conditions such as diabetes mellitus, is the most important driver of TB disease globally.

This Global Infectious Diseases Research Training Program (GIDRTP) aims to strengthen existing educational and research linkages with the University of Virginia and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College/ Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute in Tanzania, to develop postdoctoral research leaders working in malnutrition and TB. Utilizing lessons learned from prior GIDRTPs at University of Virginia and harnessing the current infrastructure of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European and Developing Countries Trials Partnership, World Health Organization and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for TB and malnutrition research in Tanzania, we aim to support postdoctoral trainees' growth to junior scientists and content leaders that will compete for independent funding, set research agendas, make policy and benefit their communities in-line with the World Health Organization's End TB Strategy.

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