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Sustainable Development for Improved HIV Health and Prevention in Kenya (SD4HKenya)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Sustainable Development for Improved HIV Health and Prevention in Kenya (SD4HKenya)

Principal Institution

University of California, San Francisco

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Cohen, Craig R; Bukusi, Elizabeth Anne; Ndunyu, Louisa; Weiser, Sheri Dawn

Project Contact Information

Email: craig.cohen@ucsf.edu

Year(s) Awarded





Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Maseno University
UC Global Health Institute

NIH Partners


Project Description

Despite major advances in the care and treatment for people living with HIV (PLHIV), morbidity and mortality among PLHIV remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa, largely due to the parallel challenges of poverty and food insecurity. The Sustainable Development for HIV Health (SD4H) Training Program aims to train a cadre of interdisciplinary Kenyan PhD and Masters students' at Maseno University who will work at the intersection of sustainable development and health with a focus on improving HIV care, treatment and prevention outcomes.

The structure of the program supports young investigators to remain in Kenya because students remain vested and actively engaged in studies and meet the requirements for a degree within their home institution while benefiting from enhancements, i.e. additional courses/certificate offered at participating University of California campuses, full-participation in a SD4H mentored-research experience and a multidisciplinary team of dedicated mentors from Maseno University, the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the UC Global Health Institute.

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