TanZamBo Capacity Building for HIV Prevention Research Network

This grant will support the development of HIV/AIDS prevention trial expertise in Botswana, Tanzania and Zambia using existing collaborations between Africa, Canada and the United States. The Botswana-Tanzania-Zambia Capacity Building Network (TanZamBo) is composed of two African institutions with fairly well established facilities for HIV/AIDS prevention trials (Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre), one institution with an emerging environment for HIV/AIDS prevention trials (Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ndola, Zambia) and two institutions with advanced facilities for HIV/AIDS prevention research and clinical trials (McGill University, Montreal, and Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston). Team members will use their comparative advantages in terms of expertise and technology to build the capacity of the weaker institutions through learning by doing. By the end of the project, it is expected that TanZamBo will have built a strong cadre of young researchers capable of designing and conducting HIV/AIDS prevention trials, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and competing for HIV/AIDS clinical trials grants, as well as a pool of competent laboratory scientists.

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Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

End Date

Monday, December 15, 2014


40 months

IDRC Officer

Cohen, Marc

Total funding

CA$ 1,317,190


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Canada, United States


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Rosemary M. Musonda


Botswana-Harvard Aids institute

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Project Leader

Mark A. Wainberg


Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning/McGill University

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