The Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) provides training for scientists at institutions in countries defined by The World Bank as low income, lower-middle income, or upper-middle income. The primary goal of this program is to build multi-disciplinary biomedical, behavioral, and social science research capacity for the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions for those adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the collaborating country. AITRP makes provisions for training in the United States, in other countries, and in the home countries.
The Fogarty program has brought biomedical researchers and healthcare workers to Harvard University and BHP to train in AIDS research techniques and procedures. This training program, supported by the National Institutes of Health in the United States, currently supports trainees from Botswana and other countries. The program trains participants in either epidemiology, biostatistics, immunology, molecular biology, virology, behavioral sciences, or other sciences related to epidemiology, so that they may become leaders in AIDS research in their own countries. To qualify, applicants must have worked in AIDS-related research programs in their home countries and must demonstrate a sincere intention to return home following the training program. For more information about the AITRP program, visit the Fogarty International Center.