Tufts and UNAM Nutrition & HIV Training Program

Tufts University and the University of Namibia (UNAM), as part of their ongoing partnership, developed an innovative training program to improve the health of populations.  Through funding from NIH’s Fogarty International Center, we are able to offer a program that will train new investigators from UNAM in the area of Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV.  The main focus of this training will be providing relevant information to understand and improve the nutritional and metabolic health in Namibia, where high rates of HIV and poverty co-exist.  After completion of this training, trainees will have the ability to translate the results of their Nutrition and Metabolism research to program and policy development in Namibia.

The program training will focus on major areas that are critical to public health in Namibia:

  • Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV
  • Nutrition relevant to global health
  • Nutrition relevant to public health, clinical research, informatics, water, health policy, comparative effectiveness, and implementation

Specific aims of our training program in Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV:

  • To implement short term (3-6 months) and long term (degree) training in Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV at Tufts for fellows from UNAM School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Public Health
  • To promote and implement translation of research results of trainees to the development of programs and policy in Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV
  • To enhance and build institutional capacity at UNAM for sustainable training and research in Nutrition and Metabolism in HIV

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