Volunteers for a preventive AIDS vaccine often face major obstacles in reaching the testing center. The Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative urgently needs a van and driver for these volunteers.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Beneficiaries will be residents of Kangemi, one of Nairobi’s poorest districts, who are volunteers in the Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative’s quest for the ultimate solution to the AIDS pandemic: a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. Transportation is severely lacking in Kangemi. For residents who volunteer for clinical trials of a vaccine developed by the Universities of Oxford and Nairobi, getting to the clinic is a major obstacle. KAVI urgently needs a van and driver for these volunteers.
How will this project solve this problem?
KAVI scientists have identified a clinic at Kangemi as one of the sites where testing will be conducted to test correct dosages and the level of immune response of this vaccine concept.
Potential Long Term Impact
Providing transportation for trial volunteers will greatly ease their burden and will help ensure that the vaccine trials are concluded as rapidly as possible.
Total Funding Received to Date: $484
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $484 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $38,500.