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Partnership and Practicality in Building Capacity in Low to Middle-Income Countries: Insights from the UNN-UCSD Collaboration

This is the story of the teams at the University of Nigeria (UNN) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a strong and equitable collaboration built by recognizing the diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and expertise within both teams, which helped leverage the strengths of each team member for comprehensive capacity building.

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Why can’t you help?” Developing research infrastructure in Nigeria

In the past, Nigeria faced a significant HIV epidemic with 1.8 million infected individuals. Despite substantial U.S. government investments and efforts by institutions like UNN College of Medicine, many researchers lack support for grant applications. Ezeanolue’s project, in collaboration with University of California San Diego (UCSD), aims to enhance research administration at UNN to increase its capacity as a grant recipient. Dr. Gregory Aarons, a UCSD professor, became involved after meeting Ezeanolue and being impressed by his community-based approach to HIV prevention and treatment, particularly for pregnant women.

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