CAPRISA’s training programme aims to strengthen the science base for HIV/AIDS research in South Africa.

The CAPRISA Fellowship Programme was set up with the overall aim of contributing to developing the next generation of local South African and more broadly, African scientists. This Fellowship Programme encompasses a range of fellows including medical students from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine as well students from a number of Schools at UKZN participating in research placements and long term traineeships at pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level. International trainees include pre-doctoral Fogarty International Clinical Research fellowships, Global Health Programme Masters students from Columbia University, and Doris Duke pre-doctoral Fellows as well as self-funded and WHO funded trainees. This comprehensive training programme which includes over 20 trainees at any one time, has created a critical mass of trainees at CAPRISA which has enabled the establishment of excellent peer-support and an intellectually richer training experience.

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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.