Health
 Uganda
Project #266

AIDS Vaccine Trials for Plantation Workers

by The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Summary

Clinical equipment is needed to initiate an HIV testing and treatment program for sugar plantation workers and their families in Uganda in preparation for HIV/AIDS vaccine research.
$318.00
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Approximately 25,000 individuals, including 10,000 workers and their families, live on a large sugar plantation in Kakira, Uganda. Based on a prevalence of HIV in 10% of the adult population in Uganda, the estimated number of HIV infections is about 1,000 – 300 to 500 may be eligible for antiretroviral treatment and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections. In addition, a small number of women may be eligible for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission during birth and breast-feeding.

Solution

IAVI will work closely with the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) in Kampala, Uganda to prepare an AIDS/HIV vaccine trials program enrolling participants at high risk for HIV infection.

Long-Term Impact

Funds raised will help to purchase linical equipment, including a coulter counter and an automated analyzer.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

About IAVI

Organization Information

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.jcrc.co.ug
The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $318 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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