Antiretroviral Therapy – Phyllis Kanki, D.S.c. – Harvard University

We’ve been involved in HIV prevention and treatment in Nigeria for over a decade. Our partner hospitals and clinics have provided treatment to over two hundred thousand AIDS patients.

Dr. Phyllis Kanki is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Her research has a focus on the virology, pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of HIV in Africa. In 2000, Dr. Kanki created and directed the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), with a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This provided the collaborative foundation for the Harvard President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) providing prevention, care and HIV antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria, Botswana, and Tanzania (2004-2012). To date, in addition to the capacity building for clinical, laboratory and research capabilities, the program has provided treatment for over 150,000 AIDS patients. Learn more about Dr. Phyllis Kanki here.