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MHRP Researcher Receives HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship

November 16, 2009

MHRP’s Jauhara Nanyondo, from the Makerere University Walter Reed Program in Uganda, was among ten individuals selected by the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) to receive a 12-month Research Advocacy Fellowship.

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During her fellowship, Jauhara will develop a standard training curriculum on HIV vaccine research for the media in Uganda. The media can be a strong advocacy tool, and she strongly believes that with standard training, an informed community base of advocates for HIV vaccine research and other new HIV prevention technologies can be strengthened in Uganda. Over the past five years, she has developed a passion to advocate for the acceleration of new HIV prevention technologies, especially those that can be used in Africa.

After a thorough selection process involving a pool of 117 applications from more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, ten fellowships were awarded to individuals from six African countries. See full list.