Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative

The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative

The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI), Canada's contribution to the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise , is a five-year collaborative initiative between the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , and represents a significant Canadian contribution to global efforts to develop a safe, effective, affordable and globally accessible HIV vaccine.

The Minister of International Cooperation, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Industry collaborate on the implementation of the CHVI, with the Minister of Health leading its overall coordination.

Participating federal departments and agencies are the Canadian International Development Agency, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Industry Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Health Canada.

Government of Canada HIV/AIDS Response

The CHVI is a key element in the Government of Canada's commitment to a comprehensive, long-term approach to addressing HIV/AIDS, domestically and internationally.

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