Officials from BMGF and HVTN gain insight into CAPRISA’s vaccine research
CAPRISA hosted officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the HIV Trials Network (HVTN) at the CAPRISA eThekwini Research clinic on 12 March. Dr Lut van Damme, Dr Andri Kofmehl and Ms Nicole Sauerwein from the BMGF, and Dr Michelle Nebergall from the HVTN, had a tour of the newly refurbished clinical trial clinic.
The tour and discussions were led by CAPRISA’s Professor Nesri Padayatchi (Deputy Director), Dr Nigel Garrett (Head of Vaccine and Pathogenesis Research) and Dr Nivashnee Naicker (HVTN Principal Investigator). The delegation gained insight into the HIV vaccine trial activities at the research clinic, exchanged ideas about efficacy trial conduct in South Africa and interacted with a trial participant who shared her experience.