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HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program (HATTP)

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

HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program (HATTP)

Principal Institution

University of Cape Town

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Meintjes, Graeme Ayton

Project Contact Information

Email: graemein@mweb.co.za

Year(s) Awarded

2017-2027

Country

South Africa

Collaborators

Johns Hopkins University
Vanderbilt University
Stellenbosch University

NIH Partners

NICHD

Project Description

South Africa has among the highest incidence of HIV-associated tuberculosis in the world, with this condition and COVID-19 being leading causes of death in South Africa. The Fogarty HIV- associated Tuberculosis Training Program through which the University of Cape Town is partnering with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University to provide research training opportunities to develop the next generation of researchers working on the epidemiology, treatment issues and immunology of HIV and tuberculosis as well as HIV and COVID-19 interactions. In this Training Program we will place strong emphasis on training clinician scientists/researchers, attracting medical students to HIV-associated tuberculosis and HIV-associated COVID-19 research, and on demographic transformation of the research platform to redress disparities persisting from apartheid.

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