West African Platform for HIV Intervention Research (WAPHIR)

This grant will establish a West African-driven partnership with Canadian and European collaborators to enhance HIV research and carry out clinical trials in Sénégal (Université Cheikh Anta Diop), the Gambia (Medical Research Council) and Guinea Bissau (Bandim Health Project). The partners will jointly manage and share their cohort and bio-resource data, thereby providing access to an expanded HIV population. The project will involve constructing a unified database, reinforcing the existing laboratory infrastructure, providing training in clinical trial support, and applying social science research in support of intervention preparedness and evaluation. The project will also offer specialized postgraduate training with a view to building African research leadership in the management of clinical trials.

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Start Date

Thursday, September 16, 2010

End Date

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


41 months

IDRC Officer

Cohen, Marc

Total funding

CA$ 1,759,102


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Gambia, Guinea, Senegal


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Souleymane MBOUP


Université Cheikh Anta Diop

Institution Country