Since 1999, the University of Maryland, Institute of Human Virology AIDS International Training Program (UM-IHV AITRP) has provided research training that has impacted academic and research institutions and capacity of research investigators in Jamaica, Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Brazil in South America, and Mali and Nigeria in West Africa to address issues of scientific relevance to the national priorities of the host countries. The UM-IHV AITRP has supported masters level and doctoral degree training of 14 candidates, long-term postdoctoral training for 8, short term training in Baltimore for 25 trainees including “sandwich training” for senior faculty leaders, and 84 courses, workshops and scientific meeting support activities that have resulted in 1,250 trainees and built research capacity of the staff at training partner institutions. In the next five years, the UM-IHV AITRP program will focus on building research capacity in Nigeria.
Elima Jedy-Agba MD, MSc
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
Maina Court, 252 Herbert Macaulay Way
Director, Health Programs
Institute of Human Virology
725 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201