Yearly grant UMC Utrecht for Ndlovu Research Consortium
To support the Ndlovu Research Consortium (NRC) the UMC Utrecht Executive Board has granted an annual contribution of €207.000 for the period of four years.
The NRC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the UMC Utrecht, the Faculty of Social Sciences of Utrecht University, the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Ndlovu Care Group in Elandsdoorn, South Africa.
The main focus of this North-South collaboration is to conduct research on the interaction between HIV and chronic diseases, in particular cardiovascular disease. Over the last three years, a cohort including about 1000 HIV-infected and 1000 HIV-uninfected men and women has been set up to this end, supporting further NRC research studies in the fields of virology, immunology, neurology and social sciences. The Executive Board of the UMCU estimated that next to its social relevance, the NRC is a unique project in the field of Global Health, fitting perfectly two of the UMC Utrecht main research programs, i.e. infectious diseases and circulatory health. Find out more on the NRC here.