Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group (CFAR-SSA)

The NIH CFAR program promotes establishing collaborative research between CFARs and strengthening capacity for HIV/AIDS research in low and middle-income countries. The CFAR-SSA was established in 2011 under the leadership of the UCSF-GIVI CFAR . In November 2012 the leadership was transferred to the Johns Hopkins CFAR to build upon initial accomplishments and enthusiasm


To focus CFAR-SSA activities, two main goals are proposed to guide and evaluate its actions. These goals are a direct extension of the mission statement for the CFAR program.

  1. Promote New Collaborative Research Opportunities: The CFAR-SSA will develop, improve, and promote multidisciplinary and inter-CFAR research conducted by its members directed at high-priority scientific and public health challenges.
  2. Mentor Young SSA Investigators: The CFAR-SSA will provide a unique, collaborative, and cross-institutional capacity building setting for young investigators working in SSA.