Scientific networks

The MRC Unit is a partner of the following scientific networks:

1) ALPHA Network Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data in African Studies:
1. Nairobi urban cohort study - Africa Population Health Research Centre (APHRC)
2. CDC / KEMRI study site in Kisumu
3. Karonga Prevention Study in Northern Malawi - LSHTM
4. Umkhanyakude cohort in Habisa district - Africa Centre in KwaZulu Natal uMkhanyakude
5. Agincourt study in Mpumalanga Province
6. Kisesa open cohort - TAZAMA programme at NIMR (Mwanza)
7. Kolombero cohort - Ifakara Health Institute
8. Kyamulibwa general population cohort - MRC / UVRI in Masaka district
9. Rakai study - Makerere University and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
10. Manicaland study in Eastern Zimbabwe - Imperial College and the Blair Research Training Institute

2) Evidence for Action (EFA), DfID Consortium:
1. MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
2. Zambart Project, Lusaka, Zambia
3. Light House Project, Lilongwe, Malawi Lighthouse
4. National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India
5. International AIDS Alliance, Brighton, UK
6. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

3) Microbicide Development Programme (MDP):
1. MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
2. MITU Programme, Mwanza, Tanzania
3. University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
4. Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, South Africa
5. HIV Prevention Research Project, MRC, Durban, South Africa
6. Reproductive Health Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7. MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London
8. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
9. University of Southampton, UK
10. Imperial College London
11. St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
12. Population Services International, UK

4) Centre for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI):
1. Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
2. Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
3. Imperial College, London, UK
4. MRC Laboratories, The Gambia
5. MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
6. Various research institutions in the US, Europe and Africa

5) GISHEAL collaboration (Genetic and Immunological Studies of European and African HIV-1 Long Term Non- Progressors):
1. University of Milan, Italy
2. Imperial College, London
3. Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
4. University of Parma, Italy
5. INSERM, Paris, France
6. National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy
7. MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

6) SPARTAC Trial collaboration:
1. Imperial College, London, UK
2. University of Sydney, Australia Wellcome Trust Africa Centre, Mtubatuba, South Africa
3. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
4. MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UK
5. MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS