The pathophysiology and outcome of HIV-associated vasculopathy and stroke in sub-Saharan Africa


  • Dr Joseph Kamtchum Tatuene

    Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

Project summary

Joseph is a neurologist interested in studying interactions between HIV infection and cerebrovascular diseases in order to inform prevention and treatment policies in sub-Saharan Africa. His Fellowship is divided into two parts: an initial 12-month training period for a Master's of Research in Clinical Sciences at the University of Liverpool, followed by an 18-month clinical project in Malawi. He will use ELISA to measure and compare plasma levels of biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction in a cohort of HIV-negative and HIV-positive stroke patients (with or without antiretroviral therapy). He will also perform survival analysis to identify predictors of stroke recurrence.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.