• Sichuan CDC and Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission visit CAPRISA

    Dr Fan Wei, Chief of Family Department, Sichuan Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission led a delegation of six health officials from the Sichuan CDC and provincial health and family planning com-mission to CAPRISA on 7 August. The purpose of the visit was to develop cooperation and exchange between South Africa and Sichuan Province in the areas of public health, specifically in the management and treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis co-infection, data analysis and paper writing of HIV/AIDS control. The delegation met with Dr Kogie Naidoo head of CAPRISA’s HIV and TB Treatment and senior scientists at the CAPRISA eThekwini Research Clinic. The officials also held discussions with Professor Dhayendre Moodley, Principal Investigator, IMPAACT studies, at the CA-PRISA Umlazi Research Clinic and with the Director of CA-PRISA, Professor Salim Abdool Karim at the CAPRISA headquarters. 

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.