Dr Oluseye Ajayi Accepted into Emory Nigeria HIV Research Training Program (EN-RTP)

APIN’s Dr Oluseye Ajayi, the Project Manager for the CDC-funded Sustained Care Seeking for Fever and Antenatal Services project has been accepted into the Emory Nigeria HIV Research Training Program (EN-RTP). The Emory-Nigeria HIV Research Training Program (EN-RTP) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that aims to enhance the capacity of researchers focused on HIV and Women’s Health research in Nigeria thereby promoting health and wellbeing for women living with HIV. It leverages on the partnership between Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. and three Nigerian Institutions: the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), University of Lagos (UNILAG), APIN Public Health Initiatives, an organization that has provided HIV prevention, treatment and care services to people living with HIV (PLHIV) for over 20 years. Dr. Ajayi’s application titled “Bidirectional Longitudinal Study of Non-Communicable Disease Burden and Treatment Outcomes among HIV patients in care in Nigeria” is a bivalent study aimed at assessing the effect of period of ART drug use on the occurrence of non-communicable diseases among PLHIV on HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART). In addition, the study will compare the incidence and treatment outcomes of NCDs among PLHIV on HAART in Nigeria. The study will be carried out under the lead mentorship of Dr. Prosper Okonkwo, APIN’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the entire technical advisory committee of Emory-Nigeria.