South Africa

1. Advanced Methods in Design and Statistical Analysis Training

Program trains government and university staff on advanced methods in design and statistical analysis.
 

2. AFFIRM, Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Africa

Uses interventions of task-shifting and capacity building to promote the development of community mental health services. Website

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Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe

 

3.  Assessment of the Lung Cancer risk and Screening Needs among Primary Care Patients in South Africa

This study seeks to understand risk factor-associated, cognitive and psychosocial needs surrounding lung cancer screening by HIV status among primary care patients in two South African locations. 

 

4. CAPRISA

Influence of gential inflamation on the acquisiton of HIV infection. Article

 

5. Discovery of a Novel Arenavirus

Genomic and phylogenetic characterization of Merino Walk virus, a novel arenavirus. Article

 

6. First Episode Psychotic Disorders and Incident rate, Early Course and Treatment (FEP-INCET) study in South Africa

This pilot study in Vulindlela, South Africa, includes individules who first sought treatment from traditional healers in an investigation of first episode psychotic disorders. Article

 

7. GATES in South Africa

Determine the spectrum of bacteria and viruses that cause acute respiratory disease in children in Gambia and South Africa.

 

8. Genomics of Schizophrenia in the South Africa Xhosa

Investigates the genetic causes of schizophrenia in an African population of ancient lineage.

 

9. Global Doctors for Choice, Globalized Motherhood

Network of physicians working to strengthen reproductive healthcare and conduct comparative policy investigations on transnational adoption, migrant domestic work, reproductive tourism, and work-family policies.

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Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico

 

10. Global Nurse Capacity Building Program

This program supports building capacity of nurses and midwives in sub Saharan Africa through enhancement of pre-service and in-service education, training and mentorship.

11. History of Silicosis

Project to provide a history of silicosis for a court case involving miners exposed to silicosis.

 

12. HIV/ART and Tamoxifen Metabolism in Black Breast Cancer Patients in South Africa

Analysis of the effects of ART on tamoxifen metabolism among patients in our breast cancer cohort who have HIV.
 

 

13. HIV's Effects on Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in South Africa 

Recruit 3000 breast cancer patient and compare HIV-infected and uninfected patients with respect to their pathways to diagnosis, treatment, toxicities, comorbidities and survival.
 

14. HIV Prevention Services for High Risk Underserved Populations

Initiative designs, implements, and evaluates programs for men who have sex with men. Website
 

15. HIV Programming and Chronic Disease

Program explores the potential to leverage HIV programs to address chronic NCD's, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Website

 

16. HIV-Infected Children and Bone Health

Study evaluates bone health of HIV-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy.
 

17. Impact of HIV and ART on Breast Cancer Treatment and Outcomes in South Africa 

In a cohort of 3,000 female breast cancer patients in South Africa, we will compare treatment and outcomes of HIV-infected and uninfected women. Article, Article 2, 

 

18. Impact of HIV on the Burden of Prostate Cancer in South Africa 

Cohort study of men with prostate cancer in South Africa, to analyze the effects of HIV, ART, etc., on stage, treatment, and short-term outcomes. 

 

19. International Accredited Training Center

Project aims to develop an international accredited tertiary education center to train healthcare workers on tuberculosis and HIV, infection control, and operational research.

 

20. International and Immigrant Family Health and AIDS Programs (IFAP)

Program provides HIV prevention, detection, and treatment for children, pregnant women, and other adults as well as family health services.

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Dominican Republic, Haiti, Russia

 

21. LuJo Virus Detection

Genetic detection and characterization of LuJo virus, a new hemorrhagic fever-associated arenavirus from Southern Africa. Article

 

22. MDR-TB/HIV Adherence 

Two complementary trails: to measure & understand dual adherence to ART and second line TB drugs, and an intervention to imporve adherence through community groups and enhanced care linkages in South Africa.

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Uganda 

 

23. Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Program builds HIV care capacity within the region, pairing a U.S. medical school with an African medical school. Website

 

24. Men of African Descent Cancer of the Prostate (MADCaP)

Case-control study of genetic and other factors that may account for the high incidence and aggressiveness of prostate cancer in black men Website

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal

 

 

25. Molecular Epidemiologuy of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

To predict epidemics and sequence pathogens associated with respiratory infection in Uganda. 

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Uganda

 

26. Monoclonal Gammopathy in Black Men from South Africa

Analyze prevalence and features of monoclonal gammopathy of unknown origin in 300 cases and 300 age- and race-matched controls in the Columbia/Wits/CHBAH prostate cancer study.

 

 

27. MOSAIC Initiative

Project provides comprehensive prevention services for men who have sex with other men (MSM) including better integration into care and treatment programs. Seeks to increase the capacity of local and governmental organizations to implement quality MSM programming.

 

 

28. Optimizing Antiretroviral Therapy Services for Maternal & Child Health

Study addresses delays in initiating HIV treatment during pregnancy. Website

29. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues among Cancer Patients in Soweto, South Africa 

Alfred I. Neugut ,Judith S., Jacobson,

Needs assessment survey of 300 cancer patients (breast, colorectal, liver, lung, pancreatic), with life expectancy <6 months, including ~20% HIV-infected, in Johannesburg, and their caregivers. Article, Article2

 

30. Patent Laws & Access

Project examines the global implementation of new patent laws, the political economy of their implemention, and implications for access to medicines.

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Mexico

 

31. Pathways to Engagement in HIV Care for Newly-Diagnosed South Africans

Project examines linkage and retention in HIV care among newly diagnosed women and men in South Africa.

 

32. Pilot Program on Aging, HIV, and Outcomes in Non-AIDS Defining Cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa

A program to fund pilot projects comparing cancer patients grouped by age and HIV status on demographic, lifestyle, clinical and pathologic factors, treatment, and survival.

 

33. PISCES (PRC project)

Projects train U.S. government staff and their health ministry partners in strengthening health systems and conducting HIV research. Website

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Kenya, Tanzania

 

34. PISCES Distance Learning Program

Program aims to design, implement, and evaluate a year-long distance learning program focused on strengthening health systems.

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, Vietnam

 

35. Psychotic Disorders in an African Setting

Pilot study that lays the foundation to study incidence, early course and treatment pathways for individuals with psychoses.
 

36. Quality Improvement Training

Program for CDC and Health Ministry staff on Quality Improvement for PEPFAR programs that will use both in-person and distance education modalities.

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37. SAX: The Genomis of Schizophrenia in the South African Xhosa People

The goal of this project is to identify genes in African lineages important for schizophrenia by studying cases and controls from the South African Xhosa population.

 

38. Strengthening Health Research Capacity

Project documents and evaluates initiatives to strengthen health research capacity.

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39. Surveillance and Outcomes of Children Enrolled in Antiretroviral Therapy

Study to describe outcomes for children initiating ART in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Website

 

40. TB Biomarker Research

To predict TB treatment outcome and detect emergent TB drug-resistance on treatment in South Africa. 

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41. Technical Support for Health Systems Evaluation Within Africa and Asia

Program assists health systems strengthening and evaluation of health system interventions, including research on the effect of investment in HIV on non-HIV issues.

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Kenya

 

42. Training Program for Research on HIV-Associated Malignancies

Program trains investigators from South Africa and assists them in the development of HIV and cancer research programs.

 

43. Trauma, Peace-Building and Development

Project develops case studies on psychological and social interventions used to address the trauma of political violence. Website

OTHER COUNTRIES IN THIS PROGRAM

Guatemala, India, Israel, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, West Bank