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2011.01.10 - ADAPT2 launched

2011.1.10 - ADAPT 2 launched


Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 January 2011

ADAPT stands for:  African Development of AIDS Prevention Trials Capacities.

The goal of the ADAPT programme is to support African researchers and institutions to prepare for and lead large, multi-centre AIDS prevention trials.
 
Phase 2  builds on the experience and networks created in ADAPT1. It will feature a series of intensive short courses on epidemiology and clinical trials methods for researchers from southern African countries. Participants in the ADAPT2 program will gain practical experience in an ongoing HIV prevention trial being undertaken in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland. Courses will also be offered for African policy-makers and parliamentarians to assist them to interpret and use research findings. In addition, the programme will assist participating researchers to develop fundable proposals and partnerships to increase sustainability. Training modules will include research management, randomised controlled trials analysis, research writing and presentation, and proposal development. 
 
In collaboration with the University of the Western Cape, the programme will develop a research methods module within a master’s course for health planners at the University of Namibia. Several participating researchers will pursue higher degrees.

 

The principal investigator is Neil Andersson of CIET. Co-principal investigators are Kenneth Matengu of the University of Namibia and Beverley Shea of CIET.

ADAPT2 is funded by an HIV/AIDS Prevention Trials Capacity Building Grant from Canada's Global Health Research Initiative through Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). (See: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-114651-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html)