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CANSSA: Building capacity for HIV/AIDS research in Africa

New CANSSA Pilot Grants Awarded for 2013-2014

Congratulations to our new Pilot Grant award winners!  For more information, please follow the links under Network Activities.

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Afri-Can Synchronicity Forum

Members of the CANSSA Network will participate in this  GHRI-funded event to be held in Entebbe, Uganda, on January 17-19, 2013.  For information, please visit the event web site:  http://www.african-forum.ca/

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Networking at AIDS 2012

The CANSSA Network and Canada’s Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) sponsored a social/networking event for delegates at the AIDS 2012 international conference in Washington, DC.  The evening was designed to facilitate collaborative efforts to build multidisciplinary capacity for HIV/AIDS prevention research in Africa and welcomed over 50 international scientists, researchers, and funders.

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Honorary degree for Dr. Glenda Gray

Congratulations to South African pediatrician and CANSSA investigator, Dr. Glenda Gray (Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto), who has been selected to receive the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, at Simon Fraser University’s Spring Convocation on June 15, 2012 in Burnaby, BC, Canada.   For more information, please see the SFU announcement.

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HPP graduates 5 new PhD scientists

Congratulations to the 5 recent PhD graduates from the HIV Pathogenesis Programme at the Univ of KwaZulu-Natal! Christina Thobakgale, Danni Ramduth, Paradise Madlala, Derseree Archary and Jaclyn Wright (pictured here, from left) completed their studies under the direction of Dr. Thumbi Ndung’u in Durban, South Africa.

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CANSSA investigators awarded CHVI Team Grant

A team of over 20 Canadian and South African scientists has recently been funded by the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) to examine social, behavioral, and biological factors associated with the risk of HIV infection in South African adolescents.  This new 5-year project is being led by CANSSA researchers and will be based at network […]

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Ndung’u new HHMI International Investigator

Congratulations to Dr. Thumbi Ndung’u (Univ of KwaZulu-Natal) on his selection as one of Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s first International Early Career Scientist Award winners!   Find more information at the HHMI web site.

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Complimentary research grant award

CANSSA investigators, led by Dr. William Kilembe (Zambia) and Dr. Mammekwa Mokgoro (South Africa), have received research funding from the Canadian Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) for the new one-year project “Implementation of Couples’ Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing (CVCT) Services in Durban, South Africa for HIV Prevention and Intervention“.   For more information about […]

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Where is CANSSA?

Map of Network Locations: North American Sites: Vancouver, BC Atlanta, GA Boston, MA San Francisco, CA African Sites: Ndola, Zambia Lusaka, Zambia Maseru, Lesotho Durban, South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Kigali. Rwanda Mbarara, Uganda

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What is CANSSA?

  The CANSSA Network seeks to build multi-disciplinary capacity for HIV/AIDS prevention research and clinical trials at seven sites located in five African nations. The Network supports ‘practice-based’ knowledge and skills training of African students and staff, development of essential clinical and research infrastructure at African sites, and multi-site projects that facilitate collaboration among African […]

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