Dr. Kate Shannon in China for signing of memorandum of understanding on Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

GSHI Director Dr. Kate Shannon and BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) Director Julio Montaner travelled to Beijing, China with Premier Christy Clark, who signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the National Centre for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCAIDS/China CDC) and the BC-CfE to collaborate to combat HIV/AIDS and implement Treatment as Prevention (TasP) in China.

"The MoU formalizes a collaboration to develop new research and HIV programs, and will establish a three-year HIV fellowship program that will allow top Chinese scientists to come to Vancouver to work with researchers and clinicians at the BC-CfE.

The organizations will work jointly to respectively improve the health of British Columbians and Chinese citizens to enhance capacity to deliver HIV/AIDS education and training to health professionals. The partnership aims to protect and improve the health of people by eliminating HIV/AIDS through science, policy, practice, partnership, and evidence-based public health action."

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