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UNZA-UCLMS

Research and Training Programme

International Scientific and Funding Partners

UNZA-UCLMS has created important international collaborations between academia, health care providers and industry and effectively aligned capacity development and training activities with research programs. Institutions from 20 sub-Saharan African and 13 European countries have been networked for multidisciplinary collaborative research on the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of major infectious diseases affecting adults and children.

Africa and the Middle East

Country
 Collaborator/s
Institution
Project/s
Cameroon  
Eric Achidi
Véronique Penlap Beng
Jude Bigoga Jude Bigoga
Joseph Kamgno
Palmer Masumbe Netongo
University of Buea
University of Yaoundé
University of Yaoundé
CANTAM2
Congo
Francine Ntoumi
Felix KoukouIkila-Kousounda 
Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale
TARD/TRIVIA
CANTAM2
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gaston Tona Lutete
Gauthier Mesia Kahunu
University of Kinshasa - Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance Unit
CANTAM2
Ethiopia
Abraham Aseffa
Getnet Yimer
Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Adaba
Faculty of pharmaceutical sciences. University of Addis Adaba
VACSEL + VACSIS
TB HAART

Equatorial Guinea
 
CANTAM2
Gabon
Afsatou Ndama Traore
Abraham Alabi
Ayola Akim Adegnika
Marielle Bouyou-Akotet
Jean-Bernard Lekana-Douki
Parfait Awono-Ambene  
Albert Schweitzer hospital, Lambaréné
Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambarene, Lamberene (AA)
Centre Internationale de Recherche Medicales de Franceville (CIRMF)
Faculté de Médicine, Université des Sciences de la Santé Libreville
Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale (OCEAC)
PZA
HDT-NET
CANTAM2
Gambia
Roger Brookes
Richard Adegbola
Sara Burl
Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul
VACSIS + VACSEL 
Ghana
Richard Odame Phillips
Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
School of Medical Sciences, KNUST/KATH, Kumasi

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra

Pandora-ID-NET
Kenya
Jeremiah Chakaya
National Tuberculosis Control Program, Nairobi
STAG 
Madagascar
Voahangy Rosolofo
Unité des Mycobactéries, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo 
VACSEL
Malawi
Felix Salaniponi
National Tuberculosis Control Program, Lillongwe
Equi-TB 
Mozambique
Sofia Omar Viegas
National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health, Maputo
PZA
Nigeria
Oliver Ezechi
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos
TB HAART
Saudi Arabia
Ziad Memish
Ministry of Health, Riyadh
MGM 
South Africa
Keertan Dheda
Cathy Connolly
Roxana Rustomjee 
Nalini Singh
Nesri Padayachin
Thomas Nyirenda
Robert Wallis
Gavin Churchyard
Rajhmun Madansein
Andrie Steyn
Gita Ramjee
Photini Kiepiela 
Ian Sanne
Neil Martinson
Robert Wilkinson
Bongani Mayosi
Jimmy Volmink 
Jean Nachega
Glaudina Loots

University of Cape Town (UCT) Lung Institute
SA-Medical Research Council, Cape Town. (RR)
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and King DinuZulu Hospital, Durban. (NS)
Centre for AIDS Prevention Research in South Africa (CAPRISA),  SAMRC CAPRISA HIV – TB pathogenesis and treatment research unit, Durban. (NP)
EDCTP, Cape Town. (TN)
Aurum Institute, Johannesburg. (RSW, GC)
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of KwaZulu Natal (RM)
KwaZulu-Natal  Research Institute for Tuberculosis & HIV, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, K-RITH Tower Building, Durban. (AS)
SA-Medical Research Council, HIV Prevn Res Unit, Durban. (GR, PK)
SA-Medical Research Council, Durban (CC)
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. (IS)
Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto. (NM)
Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town. (RW)
Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. (BMM)
Stellenbosch University (JV, JN)
EDCTP South Africa Representative. (GL)
TB NEAT
TB HAART
HDT-NET

Sierra Leone
Rashid Ansumana
Mercy Hospital Research Laboratory, Kulanda Town, Bo
 
Tanzania 
Nyanda Ntinginya
Petra Clowes
Gibson Kibiki
Sayoki Mfinanga
Beatrice mutayoba
NIMR - Mbeya Medical Research Programme
NIMR - Mbeya Medical Research Programme
KCRC - Tumaini University, Moshi
NIMR - Muhimbili
NIMR - Muhimbili
PZA
ADAT, REMOX, PANACEA
PZA
TB HAART
TB HAART
Uganda
Bruce Kirenga
Moses Joloba
Cathy Magezi
Makerere University teaching Hospital, Kapmala
MoH Labs, Kampala
Makerere University teaching Hospital, Kapmala
TB HAART
TB HAART
TB HAART
Zambia
Matthew Bates
Moses Chilufya
Aaron Shibemba
Nathan Kapata
Chishala Chabala
Edgar Simulundu
Victor Mukonka
HerpeZ
Zambian Ministry of Health
Zambia Institute for Public Health Reserach (ZIPHR)
University of Zambia School of Veterinary Medicine
Zimbabwe
Lynn Zijenah
TB NEAT

Europe

Country
Collaborator/s
Institution
 Project/s
Belarus
Alena Skrahin
Raija Ahmed
The Research Institute of Pulmonology & Tuberculosis, MinsK
 
Finland
Antii Ojala
Mobidiag, Helsinki
Rid-RTI
France
Antione Andremont
Clause Weisbuch
Brigitte Chiquel
Michel Cot
AssistancePublique-Hôpitaux deParis (APHP), Paris
Genewave SAS(GW), Paris
Institute Pasteure, Paris
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Rid-RTI
Germany 
Michael Hoelscher
Stefan Neimann
Andrea Rachow
University of Munich
ADAT, TB NEAT, PZA, REMOX, PANACEA
Netherlands 
Martin Grobush
Martin Johan Boeree
University of Amsterdam
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
TB NEAT
TB NEAT, PZA
Ireland 
Thomas Barry 
National University of Ireland, Galway 
Rid-RTI 
Italy 
Enrico Girardi
Daniela Maria Cirillo
Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive, Rome
Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Milan
TrDNA
PZA
Sweden 
Marcus Maurer
Karolinska Institutet
TB NEAT
Switzerland 
Philip Onyebujoh, 

Giorgio Roscigno,

WHO-TDR, Geneva
FIND, Geneva
M.vaccae
TrDNA
 United Kingdom

Anthony Costello
Bertie Squire
Graham Rook
Janet Darbyshire
Kunda Musonda
Sebastian Lucas
Stephen Gillespie
Ursula Gompels
Timothy McHugh
Sarah Edwards
Vanya Gant
Aziz Sheikh
Matt Oliver
Gill Craig
Farida Fortune
Tumena Corrah
Robert Wilkinson
Shabbar Jaffar
Paul Elkington
University of Lincoln, Lincoln
Institute of Child Health, University College London (AC)
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool. (BS, GR
St Thomas's, Guys and King's Medical School, London (SL)
University of St Andrews, St Andrews. (SG)
Center for Clinical Microbiology (TMc), Division of Infection and ImmunityUniversity College London and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. (SE)
UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London. (AZ, VG)
Centre of Medical Informatics, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. (AS)
Results UK and APPG-GTB, London. (MO)
School of Health Sciences, City University London. (GC)
Centre for Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London (FF)
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Northwick Park Hospital, London. (TC)
Francis Crick Institute Mill Hill Laboratory, London. (RJW)
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (SJ, UG, KM)
University of Southampton. (PE)





TORCH, HHV-6 Studies
Autopsy Studies
PZA, REMOX
TORCH, HHV-6 Studies
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
Rid-RTI
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET
HDT-NET

North America

Country
 Collaborators
 Project
 Institution
USA
Dharam Ablashi
Kristen Loomis
Hannah Wexner
Omar Siddiqi
Kirk Kimmerling
David Bearden
HHV-6 Studies + K21/K18
HHV-6 Studies
CHANCE
TBM & HHV-6 Studies
K21/K18
Neonatal meningitis
HHV-6 Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
HHV-6 Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
Kids Here & There, Columbus, OH
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Kimmerling Holdings Group
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State University

Asia & Australasia

Country
 Collaborator/s
 Institution
 Project
Australia
Ben Marais
Deborah Zion
University of Sidney
University of Melbourne
 
TB HAART
China
Shenglan Tang
Qin ning
Tie Chen
Duke Global Health Institute
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan
 Equi-TB
TBA
TBA
Hong Kong
 Bob Taylor
British Red Cross
 Equi-TB
Japan
Yoshizo Asano
Tetsushi Yoshikawa
Fujita Health University
Fujita Health University
 HHV-6 Studies
Vietnam
 Bob Taylor
British Red Cross
 Equi-TB