ON GOING PROJECTS

IeDEA Central Africa

This sponsored through Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY (Einstein). Dr Kathryn Anastos and Dr Donald Hoover are the dual US co-PIs.

Cancer Registry Program

HIV-related cancers in Africa: There is a paucity of information regarding HIV-related cancers in low resource settings where the HIV epidemic is concentrated.

Exposed Seronegative (ESN)

Evidence suggests that women from many countries are at high risk of infection through sexual contact, but may be protected from infection as a result of acquired immunity that results from repeated exposure to viruses such as HIV through the genital tract. We are enrolling women who are likely to have been exposed to HIV through sexual contact.

Assessment of Factors That Predict Availability and Access to Nutrient Foods

In 2013-14, RASD Rwanda carried out a baseline assessment of factors associated with 1.) availability of nutritious foods of 2.) access to enough and sufficient foods and 3.) food utilization in Gisagara and Nyaruguru Districts

RASD Rwanda receives an NIH/FIC D43 research and training grant funding for 5 years.

The United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Center (FIC) has awarded a Research and Training grant to Regional Alliance for Sustainable Development (RASD) Rwanda a D43 grant entitled, “HIV- and ART-Associated Cardiometabolic Research Training in Rwanda,” Federal Award No: 1D43TW010335-01 for 5 years (April 2016- February 2021) PD/PI: Eugene Mutimura. For more information, please access NIH awards as public information on the NIH website (https://report.nih.gov) under PD/PI: Eugene Mutimura.

Our Partners

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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We have strong partnership on research on cancer registry through building cancer registry program as well leveraging national efforts to train clinicians for long-term training leading to 4 years Masters in Human Pathology, medium and short-term trainings in cancer epidemiology.

Rwanda Military Hospital

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Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) is a military referral hospital that provides health care services to the military, their immediate families and the civilian population within the vicinities of the hospital and its collaborating Satellite District Hospital and Health Centers.

Washington University School of Medicine

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We are collaborating with Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO in research and capacity building of Rwandan clinicians and scientists through provision of Fellowships to Rwandan scholars to participate in Summer trainings on Global Health research at the Institute for Public Health.

University of ALBERTA

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Our group is working to establish a research project on preventive approach of an intervention to characterize factors associated with human body metabolic and cardiovascular derangements resulting in obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes by examining how lipid absorption occurs and metabolism of dietary lipids and their interactions with arterial vessels during atherosclerosis.

Contact Persons

Clement BIZIMANA
Director of Finance and Administration
Phone: +250 723 084 749

Vincent MUTABAZI
Director of Research and Training Programs
E-mail: mutabazivincent@gmail.com

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