• Salim Abdool Karim appointed to Population Council Board of Trustees

    The Population Council announced the appointment of CAPRISA’s Director and leading AIDS researcher Professor Salim Abdool Karim, to the Council Board of Trustees. Abdool Karim joins 15 other Board members at the Population Council, drawing from six different countries and diverse areas of expertise, including demography, economics, education, HIV and AIDS, international law, obstetrics and gynaecology, public health and reproductive health.  The Population Council’s research in biomedical, social science and public health in 50 countries, aims to develop solutions that will contribute to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world. The Council, a non-profit, nongovernmental organisation, which addresses critical health issues is based in New York.                  

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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.