Africa

217. Getting to Zero, Mbarara, Uganda

Please Note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for it in addition to three others. You do not need to receive permission to submit the additional application.

The full title of this project is Getting to Zero: Safer conception programming to eliminate sexual and perinatal HIV transmission among HIV-serodifferent couples. This is an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to join our HIV and Reproductive Health research team in Mbarara, Uganda.

Globally, eighteen million women and men living with HIV want to have a child. Condomless sex between HIV-serodifferent (one HIV-positive, one HIV-negative) couples who want children contributes to 1.5 million HIV infections and 150,000 perinatal transmissions annually. Safer conception interventions promoting antiretroviral (ARV)-mediated viral suppression, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and/or condomless sex timed to peak fertility can eliminate HIV transmission, keeping sexual partners and babies HIV-free.... Read more about 217. Getting to Zero, Mbarara, Uganda

210. Kwon Lab, Durban, South Africa

The Kwon Laboratory is focused on applying new technologies to the study of immune responses against HIV at mucosal surfaces. Our group in South Africa performs translational research utilizing patient samples from the well-characterized FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support, and Health) cohort to better understand viral, metagenomic, and adaptive immune factors important for HIV immunity and pathogenesis in the female genital tract.

In South Africa, the student will partner with our collaborators in the clinic at the FRESH study site and in the laboratory at the...

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316. The Touch Foundation, Mwanza, Tanzania

The Touch Foundation is a secular non-profit organization committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian people by strengthening their health system across the different levels of care, from tertiary hospital down to village-level facilities. We expand our impact across Tanzania by sharing our on-the-ground experience and acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.... Read more about 316. The Touch Foundation, Mwanza, Tanzania

320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

Please Note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for it in addition to three others. You do not need to receive permission to submit the additional application.

You must be a rising junior or senior to apply for this internship.

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university based in Rwanda that is training the next generation of global health professionals, including doctors, nurses, researchers, veterinarians, and public health and policy experts, to be leaders and changemakers who strive to deliver equitable, quality health services for all. An initiative of Partners In Health (PIH) led by internationally recognized faculty and staff from around the world, UGHE is an independent, accredited university that builds on PIH’s three decades of experience in delivering health services to some of the world’s poorest communities.... Read more about 320. University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda

205. University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Please Note: Applying for this internship will not count against the three application limit, so you may apply for it in addition to three others. You do not need to receive permission to submit the additional application.

Malaria is one of the greatest health challenges in the world, and the majority of disease transmission occurs in developing countries where it becomes an important obstacle to economic development. Drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly human malaria parasite, makes malaria control very difficult.... Read more about 205. University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal