Project Duration: February 15, 2014 to August 15, 2014

International research collaborations offer myriad benefits, which include enhancing the research process, advancing higher quality science, strengthening research institutions, and promoting cross-cultural understanding. The strong commitment of UBC, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Aga Khan University (AKU) and BCCDC to put internationalization at the forefront of their agendas will enable a collaborative meeting between these organizations to promote engagement in HIV care in Kenya, and to develop plans to establish greater lab, clinical, and public health synergies that can lead to a long-term relationship for UBC and the BCCDC in Kenya. This collaborative global health meeting in Kenya (May 2014) will bring together key international organizations to develop grant and funding opportunity partnerships in HIV, TB and STI global health research, and to initiate plans for a collaborative clinical, diagnostic, and research centre in Kenya’s Northern and Arid Lands.

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