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African Centre For Biostatistical Excellence

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Africa Center for Biostatistical Excellence: Expanding biostatistical leadership for HIV/AIDS and TB Research

Principal Institution

Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Young, Taryn Natalie; Machekano, Rhoderick

Project Contact Information

Email: tyoung@sun.ac.za

Year(s) Awarded



South Africa

NIH Partners


Project Description

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses a growing threat to the progress made towards reducing new HIV infections and care of HIV and Tuberculosis infected people in Sub Saharan Africa. Generation of innovative evidence-informed interventions to address these health problems require well trained methodologists. Leaders in biostatistics provide essential skills in study design, data collection, data analysis and data interpretation, however there is a dearth in biostatistics leadership which need to be addressed.

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