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Stellenbosch wins R40m grant to fight HIV in rural areas

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Project will use South Africa’s HIV surveillance programme to study shifting epidemic

Stellenbosch University in South Africa has been awarded R40 million to develop HIV-prevention strategies for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The five-year project, funded by the National Institutes of Health in the United States, will be led by Frank Tanser, a recent appointment to the university’s Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation.

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