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Economic Empowerment Interventions Addressing HIV-Risk Taking Behaviours, Care and Support for Adolescent Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

On May 2nd, Professor Fred Ssewamala presented a seminar titled "Economic Empowerment Interventions Addressing HIV-Risk Taking Behaviours, Care and Support for Adolescent Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from 20 Years of NIH-Funded Field Work."

The seminar delved into more than two decades of research funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) on HIV prevention, care, and support among adolescents. The discussion included examples from intervention work conducted in Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria, with broader implications for the field of HIV prevention and care. The presentation emphasized the capacity-building opportunities that emerged from the NIH-funded training programs, which were based on and utilized the findings from the field studies as "social labs."


Professor Ssewalama shares insights from his research at THRU ZIM

Professor Ssewamala, a renowned researcher, specializes in economic empowerment and social protection interventions for children and youth affected by poverty and health disparities. He holds a joint appointment at the Washington University School of Medicine and serves as the director of the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) and the SMART Africa Center. Currently, Professor Ssewamala is leading eight longitudinal trials funded by the NIH in sub-Saharan Africa. With a portfolio of over 190 peer-reviewed articles, he actively contributes to multiple editorial boards and is an esteemed member of various professional scientific organizations



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