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Mwanza-Tanzania Research Training Program in HIV Clinical Investigation

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Funding Fogarty Program

Fogarty HIV Research Training

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Mwanza-Tanzania Research Training Program in HIV Clinical Investigation

Principal Institution

Weill Medical College, Cornell University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Fitzgerald, Daniel W.; Kapiga, Saidi

Project Contact Information


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Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU), Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Weill Bugando School of Medicine

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Project Description

The objective of this training program is to increase the number of Tanzania physician scientists with rigorous training in patient-oriented HIV clinical investigation. Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) and Weill Bugando will establish courses in clinical investigation, advanced biostatistics, and epidemiology to be offered in Mwanza and 15 long-term trainees will conduct mentored research in one of the following HIV research priority areas: 

  • HIV prevention and vaccine research
  • Implementation of HIV testing and treatment
  • Women’s health
  • Management of HIV related opportunistic infections and cardiovascular disease

The goal is to establish MITU/Weill Bugando as a training hub for HIV clinical investigation in East Africa.

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