Vanderbilt-Nigeria Research Administration and Management Training Program (V-RAMP)

May 12, 2021

The increasing volume and complexity of research activities at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, Nigeria necessitates urgent measures to improve research infrastructure in grants administration and management. The overall goal of this training program is to build infrastructure capacity in research administration and management and research ethics at AKTH in Nigeria to support the many HIV-related research projects and clinical trials, both planned and underway, at this site.

Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Determinants of Outcome (SEED)

April 1, 2021

Abstract Status epilepticus (SE) is the most common serious neurological emergency among children worldwide. In the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of childhood SE-associated mortality and morbidity appears to be especially high. However, the phenotypes of childhood SE, clinical predictors of SE-associated mortality and of SE-associated neurodevelopmental morbidity, and genomic predictors of SE, SE-associated mortality and neurodevelopmental morbidity have not been well-characterized in this region.

Traditional Healer-initiated HIV Counseling and Testing in Rural South Africa

January 1, 2021

In South Africa, HIV testing has been undermined by HIV stigma, distrust in the allopathic health system, a preference for traditional medicine, and distance to the health facility. South Africa has made progress towards their 90-90-90 goals, yet a substantial proportion of the population do not test regularly; only 33.9% of adults in rural Mpumalanga (our study site) underwent HIV testing in the past year.

UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER)

September 9, 2020

The Republic of Mozambique, a Portuguese-speaking country of 28 million people on the southeast coast of Africa, has experienced significant economic growth and distinct progress in improving health indicators over the past two decades. Since the end of a devastating civil war in 1992, health has been a government priority, particularly in response to the crushing burden of HIV/AIDS (the 2015 national prevalence was estimated at 13.2% among adults aged 15-49 years).