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CIPHER

AIM: To accelerate an evidence-informed, human rights-based and integrated HIV response for infants, children, adolescents and young people living with and affected by HIV

"The CIPHER Grants are game changing for early-career researchers in their ability to connect them with world leading and priority setting researchers, policy makers, funders and implementers."

CIPHER Grantee

The IAS established the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) in 2012. CIPHER is committed to placing the unique challenges faced by paediatric and adolescent populations on the global public health agenda.

It does so by:

  • Addressing priority knowledge gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV through grants and fellowships, innovative capacity building and collaborative approaches
  • Accelerating the translation of evidence into policies, programmes and care
  • Using evidence to spotlight critical issues for children, adolescents and young people in the HIV response, and enabling the creation of opportunities for meaningful engagement of these populations

Contact
cipher@iasociety.org

Research agendas in paediatric and adolescent HIV

CIPHER and WHO have developed global research agendas with clear goals to streamline research on HIV services for paediatric and adolescent populations, contributing to meeting fast-track targets to end the paediatric and adolescent AIDS epidemic by 2030. Download the research agendas:

With support from:

CIPHER Committees and Working Groups

Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

  • Annette Sohn, TREAT Asia – amfAR, Thailand
  • Celia DC Christie-Samuels, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Chewe Lou, UNICEF, USA
  • Diana Gibb, UK MRC / Paediatric European Network of Treatment for AIDS, UK
  • François Dabis, INSERM, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux, France
  • Laura Guay, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA
  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IAS Executive Board member, South Africa
  • Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA
  • Mark Cottton, Stellenbosch Children’s Hospital, South Africa
  • Martina Penazzato, WHO, Switzerland
  • Rohan Hazra, US National Institutes of Health, NICHD, USA
  • Shaffiq Essajee  UNICEF, USA

Research Grant Working Group

  • Celia DC Christie-Samuels, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Laura Guay, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA
  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IAS Executive Board member, South Africa
  • Mark Cotton, Stellenbosch Children's Hospital, South Africa
  • Martina Penazzato, WHO, Switzerland
  • Rohan Hazra, US National Institutes of Health, NICHD, USA
  • Russell Pierre, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Shaffiq Essajee  UNICEF, USA

Advisory Group Grant Programme francophone track

  • Boris Tchounga Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Cameroon
  • Caroline Yonaba, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Cheick Tidiane Tall, UNICEF, Senegal
  • Lara Pandya, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, The Netherlands
  • Louis-Marie Yindom, University of Oxford, UK
  • Magatte Mbodj Alliance Nationale des Communautés pour la Santé, Senegal
  • Mamadou Sakho, UNAIDS, Senegal
  • Patrick Brenny, UNAIDS, Senegal
  • Safiatou Thiam Conseil National de Lutte contre le SIDA, Senegal
  • Souleyman Mboup, Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de formations, Senegal
  • Valériane Leroy Centre de Recherche INSERM, France

Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme Steering Committee

  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IAS Executive Board member, South Africa
  • Gareth Tudor-Williams  Imperial College London, UK
  • Marissa Vicari, International AIDS Society, Switzerland
  • Elaine Abrams, Columbia University, USA
  • Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA

Paediatric HIV Cohort Executive Committee

  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IAS Executive Board member, South Africa
  • Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA
  • Martina Penazzato, WHO, Switzerland
  • Rohan Hazra, NICHD, USA
  • Russell Pierre, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Shaffiq Essajee  UNICEF, USA

Paediatric HIV Cohort Steering Committee

  • Elaine Abrams, Columbia University, USA
  • Suna Balkan, MSF Medical Department
  • Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IAS Executive Board member, South Africa
  • Jihane Ben-Farhat, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Mary-Ann Davies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Shaffiq Essajee, UNICEF, USA
  • Diana Gibb, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, UK
  • Rohan Hazra, US National Institutes of Health, NICHD, USA
  • Ali Judd, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, UK
  • Lynne Mofenson, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, USA
  • Mary Paul, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, USA
  • Martina Penazzato, WHO, Switzerland
  • George Seage III, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
  • Russell Van Dyke, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, USA
  • Marissa Vicari, International AIDS Society, Switzerland
  • Rachel Vreeman, Indiana University, USA