In collaboration with the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Development of the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit as a centre of excellence in HIV/STI prevention research

Principal Investigators: Saidi Kapiga (MITU), Richard Hayes (LSHTM)

Project Coordinator: Saidi Kapiga

Funder: UK Medical Research Council (MRC)

Guests and colleagues from LSHTM, NIMR and MITU during the official opening of the MITU offices.

This project was funded by the UK MRC to provide core support for the Unit during the period from the end of the initial award in May 2010 until April 2013. The continuing development of MITU will depend on attracting sufficient funding to support the core costs of the Unit. A key objective will be to incorporate indirect cost recovery into new grant applications in order to provide resources to help support core costs.