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University of Buffalo helps to launch two Zimbabwe national programs in nanotechnology and HIV/AIDS eradication


UB has built a partnership with Zimbabwe over seven years through an NIH Fogarty International Center program.

A UB-led research team recently traveled to Zimbabwe to participate in a week-long program of workshops that included the formal launch of two Zimbabwe national programs: the Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Center (ZINC) and the Zimbabwe Evidence-To-Action (ETA), an implementation project to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.

Breakfast meeting with UBUZ AITRP fellows and families and UBs Gene Morse

Breakfast meeting with UB-UZ AITRP fellows and families and UB's Gene Morse, Robin DiFrancesco (both upper left), Kelly Tooley (AITRP Education and Operations Coordinator) and Amy Moss (current UB HIV Resident and AITRP Mentor). Dr. Maponga is left next to Dr. Morse.

UB’s role in the ZINC partnership is to provide training to young scientists and students in Zimbabwe in multiple areas within nanotechnology. The trip to Zimbabwe included identifying research areas of common interest to Zimbabwe and prioritizing them according to the country’s needs.
The events were jointly sponsored by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare; the University at Buffalo - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) and the UZ - UB International Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Initiative (IPERI).



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