The Central and West Africa Implementation Science Alliance (CAWISA) was established in September 2019 with a one-year seed award from the US National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center, through the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA).
AHISA is a Fogarty-steered North-South network of 26 research teams working in sub-Saharan Africa. This award recognized a gap in implementation science (IS) infrastructure in West and Central Africa, and funded the establishment of a regional IS research collaboration and capacity-building consortium.
CAWISA is a regional African research consortium established to facilitate high-standard research by indigenous scientists. CAWISA prioritizes research that aims to solve West and Central Africa’s most pressing public health problems.