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    CAPRISA Treatment Research Group and post-doctoral fellows and staff attended the McGill Global Health Programs at the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health in Montreal Canada. The institute held a series of courses over two weeks, from June 12th to June 23rd. Ms Santhana Gengiah, Ms Taruna Chetty, Ms Palesa Xulu and Ms Kelechi Oladimeji attended the Qualitative Methods in Global Infectious Diseases Research course.

         The workshop provided an introduction to Qualitative Research methods and topics included: applying theoretical frameworks, minimizing bias in qualitative research, organizing and analyzing qualitative data and qualitative research ethics. The course included presentations by invited speakers who shared their insights, successes and challenges with implementing qualitative research methods.

         Dr Navisha Dookie attended the Advanced TB Diagnostics course which covered an intensive introduction to the methods used for analysis of whole genome sequencing (WGS) data and its application to infectious disease epidemiology. Ms Nikita Naicker attended the Global Health Diagnostics Course which focused on TB and HIV. The workshop encompassed a mix of plenary talks and panel discussions. “Five of CAPRISA's talented and motivated doctoral and post-doctoral candidates were awarded scholarships enabling career oriented training and development at the McGill Global Health Programs,” said Dr Kogie Naidoo CAPRISA’s Head of HIV and TB Treatment.  “We hope that the new knowledge and insights gained will help them advance scientific understanding of TB and HIV.”

    Photo: Front: Palesa Xulu; Back: (L-R): Navisha Dookie, Santhana Gengiah, Kelechi Oladimeji, Taruna Chetty.

     

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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.