Progress on the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative
Supporting HIV prevention is essential while continuing to progress towards the goal of developing a safe and effective HIV. Since its inception, the CHVI has made important progress on a number of fronts. Some of the key successes of the CHVI include:
- Providing $16 million in funding to Canada-Africa research teams to build clinical trial capacity for HIV prevention trials;
- providing over $3 million in funding for projects to strengthen capacity and promote greater involvement and collaboration among researchers in Canada and developing countries;
- providing $2 million to the World Health Organization to strengthen regulatory capacity in developing countries;
- supporting Canadian researchers to focus on new ideas and novel approaches towards the development of a safe and effective vaccine;
- providing more than $500,000 in funding to strengthen Canada's contribution to HIV vaccine-related policy development and community engagement efforts;
- conducting research on key policy issues, and identifying opportunities for new HIV prevention technologies and private-public sector partnerships; and
- providing more than $750,000 to the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise to foster collaboration among their stakeholders; identifying the latest scientific developments and gaps in HIV vaccine research; and further developing their global Scientific Strategic Plan.
There are many steps on the road to an HIV vaccine from basic lab research, to developing a candidate vaccine, to testing it in regulated clinical trials, to finally getting it approved for use.
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