HIV Vaccine Research in West Africa



GAIA Vaccine Foundation is developing a vaccine against HIV and will be working in Mali to refine and validate our research, while training local researchers and strengthening local capacity.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

HIV/AIDS affects over 30 million people, and infects almost 3 million each year. It destroys individuals and families, preying on shame and indifference, and the cumulative effect on communities is catastrophic. Because AIDS often affects adults in their most productive years, it not only deprives individuals of their brothers and sisters, it strips countries of their teachers and nurses. Treatment is still prohibitively expensive and prevention efforts are inadequate. The world needs a vaccine.

How will this project solve this problem?

Vaccine development is a painstaking process, and a global vaccine is all the more challenging. In order to make sure our vaccine is effective, we will develop and validate it where it is most needed, while training local scientists.

Potential Long Term Impact

Our work WILL bring the world closer to an HIV vaccine that is globally accessible. The global impact of reducing the number of new infections will be enormous

Funding Information

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Project Leader

Anne De Groot

Founder and Scientific Director
Providence, RI United States

Where is this project located?

Mali   Health
Map of HIV Vaccine Research in West Africa
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