ICOHRTA TRAINING GRANTS
Due to its excellent track record and successful performance the BRTI has been awarded additional funding as part of its ICOHRTA program (U2R) scheduled to end June 2015. In its bid to continue to contribute towards capacity building for HIV, TB and OI research the additional funds are to be used for three specific short training courses to be held at the BRTI Training Room in Avondale. The courses will be held during 2014 - 2015 and the following topics will be covered:
The role of schools in supporing children affected by HIV
The Manicaland HIV/STD Prevention Project has carried out a multi-method study on the role of schools in supporting children affected by HIV and AIDS. The quantitative component of the study explored the different levels and variability in the success
Despite the intensified use of Insecticide Residual Spraying (IRS) and Insecticide Treated Nets, parts of Zimbabwe have been experiencing a dramatic rise in numbers of malaria cases, with Manicaland experiencing one of the worst outbreaks. The BRTI, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the National Institute for Health Research and the University of the Witwatersrand have established a field site in Mutasa to study different aspects of malaria and the mosquitoes responsible for its transmission.