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New co-chair of the Community Working Group for HPTN

Ntando Yola, Education and Community Engagement Manager at the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) has been elected to serve as the new co-chair
for the HIV Prevention Trials Network. (HPTN). The HPTN is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV.
   There was stiff competition for this position.  We are delighted that Ntando has received recognition for his outstanding leadership and excellent skills in communication and training. We congratulate him most warmly.

International HIV Vaccine Day was commemorated on 18th May.  Here is the link to Ntando’s article published in the Mail & Guardian 21st May.  http://mg.co.za/article/2015-05-21-comment-hiv-researchers-citizens-must-be-part-of-decisions