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

April 21, 2013 09:57 AM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

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

Story content courtesy of the University of Buffalo, US

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.

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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