27 November 2019 - NW1560
Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology
What number of research projects related to HIV/Aids vaccines are currently being funded by his department in the Republic?
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
The Department is currently not funding any research projects related to HIV/Aids vaccines. However, the Department through Higher Health (previously known as HEAIDS) is implementing HIV mitigation programmes at public Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges and universities.
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION:
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has a flagship programme that coordinates and manages innovation projects focused on the development of prevention, treatment and diagnostics tools for HIV/AIDS. There are currently five projects within the HIV prevention portfolio that deal with different aspects of HIV vaccine research and development.