The Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS recently received a five-year, $1.5 million award from the Fogarty International Center to create an HIV research and training collaboration with the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

The Fogarty grant is called the International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research and Training Award. The program supports clinical, operational and health services research collaborations between U.S. institutions and those in developing countries.

The grant will help bring postdoctoral and junior faculty-level fellows from the University of Pretoria to Yale to work with mentors and develop research projects to be conducted in South Africa. The grant will also support the launching of pilot project research in South Africa.

Over 4.7 million people are currently thought to be living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. This amount is higher than in any other country and is expected to double over the next decade.

–Yale Daily News