Dr. Edith Majonga, awarded with the EDCTP-AREF preparatory fellowship 2018.

Grant date: 1st September 2020

Duration: 9 months

A training fellowship for which she will receive training in non-invasive vascular assessment techniques from the University College London, Institute of Cardiovascular Science. These techniques include:

  • Intima-media thickness (IMT) vascular ultrasound
  • Flow-mediated dilation (FMD): for assessing endothelial function
  • Endothelial Peripheral Arterial Tonometry (EndoPAT): for assessment of microvascular function
  • Pulse wave velocity (PWV): for examining arterial stiffness as a predictor of cardiovascular risk

Upon completion she will be able to conduct studies on clinico-epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in HIV and other populations using more sensitive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques