Collaboration with international partners
In February, CAPRISA hosted delegates from Gilead Sciences in the US and the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Nigeria aimed at exploring potential collaboration opportunities in the future and establishing research collaborations. Dr James Rooney, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences, met with Professor Salim Abdool Karim and senior scientists during his visit on 1 February to gain insights into CAPRISA’s current research.
Dr Evaezi Okpokoro, from IHVN has been the project director for the CAPRISA 094 TRiAD study in Nigeria since 2020. He was hosted by Prof Kogie Naidoo CAPRISA's Deputy Director and the TRiAD study Principal Investigator as well as other CAPRISA TRiAD team members. Nigeria has enrolled over 100 participants in the study, making it the top study recruiting site. Okpokoro expressed an interest in further research collaborations and joint projects.