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Addressing the Dual Burden of HIV and non-communicable diseases in pregnancy in South Africa

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Funding Fogarty Program

HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at LMIC Institutions

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Addressing the Dual Burden of HIV and non-communicable diseases in pregnancy in South Africa

Principal Institution

Brown University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Bengtson, Angela; Myer, Benjamin Landon

Project Contact Information

angela_bengtson@brown.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2020–2023

Country

South Africa

Project Description

Increasing levels of obesity in many low- and middle-income countries (LCIMs) with a high burden of HIV have made non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders, a growing concern. Individually, both HIV and NCDs in pregnancy adversely affect maternal and child health and increase the risk of developing a NCD, such as hypertension or Type 2 diabetes, later in life – but little is known about the combined effects of HIV and NCDs in pregnancy.

This project aims to provide critically needed preliminary data on the burden and impact of HIV and NCDs in pregnancy to guide the development of effective screening, referral, and clinical management strategies in LMICs.


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