• Infectious disease expert at the helm of the CIDRZ

    CAPRISA congratulates Dr Izukanji Sikazwe on her appointment as the CEO of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). Commenting on her appointment Professor Salim Abdool Karim Director CAPRISA congratulated CIDRZ on its achievements under Dr Charles Holmes and wished Dr Sikazwe every success. “I have no doubt that CIDRZ is in good hands, as Dr Sikazwe is an impressive scientist and a strong research leader, who has in the past been involved in advising CAPRISA on its research”, he said. Dr Sikazwe is a Zambian infectious disease specialist with a keen interest in HIV research, clinical care and training of healthcare providers.

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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.