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Building Research in Inter-Disciplinary Gender and HIV through the Social Sciences (The BRIDGES Programme)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Building Research in Inter-Disciplinary Gender and HIV through the Social Sciences (The BRIDGES Programme)

Principal Institution

University of Cape Town

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Colvin, Christopher James

Project Contact Information

Email: cj.colvin@uct.ac.za

Year(s) Awarded

2019-2024

Country

South Africa

Collaborators

Brown University
South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

NIH Partners

NIMH; NIAID

Project Description

Given South Africa’s significant HIV burden, it is critical that public health approaches include collaboration across disciplines and incorporate rigorous social science research. The BRIDGES D43 training program aims to strengthen interdisciplinary HIV social science research capacity at the University of Cape Town by providing training to PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows in two Thematic Areas of focus:

  • Reducing HIV incidence in adolescent girls and young women
  •  Improving the performance of men in the HIV cascade. 

This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Cape Town (lead institution), Brown University (key collaborator), the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the South African Medical Research Council, and Sonke Gender Justice.


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