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    Scholars from UKZN’s South African Research Training Initiative (SARETI) visited CAPRISA headquarters and the eThekwini Research clinic on 25th October to gain practical insights on the implementation of clinical trials.  The scholars, from Cameroon, Liberia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, attended a full-day session with presentations from CAPRISA scientists and researchers.  Professor Doug Wassenaar, Principal Investigator of SARETI said the visit exposed the scholars to the realities of South African research programmes such as CAPRISA. “They returned with nothing but praise for the generosity and kindness shown them and for many learning points,” he said.

     

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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.