Building Capacity for HIV/AIDS Prevention Trials Research and Clinical Care

A relatively small number of African sites have the clinical and laboratory capacity to design, manage and carry out HIV/AIDS prevention trials. This project is based on the premise that many of the required skills are already present at additional locations, but need further development. The grant will facilitate interaction between developed and developing sites in sub-Saharan Africa, and with North American institutions. It will involve knowledge transfer, infrastructure development (including support for laboratory equipment and data management) and collaborative pilot projects. The results are expected to enhance the design and implementation of African-originated clinical and laboratory studies, and to optimize capacity building in the required areas. They are also expected to provide a foundation of expertise that can be readily extended to studies at other sites, and to the control of other diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

End Date

Friday, November 21, 2014


41 months

IDRC Officer

Cohen, Marc

Total funding

CA$ 1,787,595


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Brockman, Mark A.


Simon Fraser University

Institution Country


Project Leader

Ndung'u, Thumbi


University of KwaZulu-Natal

Institution Country

South Africa

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