Our History

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CAWISA History

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.

The Principal Investigator of the Fogarty CAWISA award is Dr. Nadia Sam-Agudu of the University Of Maryland Baltimore School Of Medicine and the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (CAWISA Core Team).

In addition to Dr. Sam-Agudu, the CAWISA Core Team comprises of dedicated, regionally- and internationally-recognized researchers living and/or working in West and Central Africa, namely:

meet our team

Core Leadership and Mentoring Team

CAWISA cumulatively has over 10+ years experience with providing mentorship training with partners