Health
 Mali
Project #6140

HIV Vaccine Research in West Africa

by GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Summary

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.
$10,000
total goal
$9,194
remaining
23
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.gaiavaccine.org
GAIA Vaccine Foundation's Home Page

Organization Information

GAIA Vaccine Foundation

Location: Providence, RI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.gaiavaccine.org
Project Leader:
Anne De Groot
Founder and Scientific Director
Providence, RI United States

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