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IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS



The US$2,000 prize is jointly offered by the IAS and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. One prize is awarded to an investigator whose abstract demonstrates excellence in research that is likely to lead to improved services for children affected by HIV and AIDS.

To be eligible for the prize, abstracts submitted for AIDS conferences must meet the following criteria:
  • The abstract must have been accepted as an oral presentation, poster discussion or poster exhibition by the Scientific Programme Committee
  • Research must be related to the needs of children affected by HIV and must include younger children. Abstracts related only to adolescents will not be considered. Research focusing on the integration of care and support will be favoured.
  • Research site must include low- or middle-income countries
ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE PRIZE. In order to identify relevant abstracts for the prize, a tick box is available in the conference abstract text page with the question: Is the research presented specifically related to the needs of infants and children? Only those abstracts that have answered this question by ticking the box will be considered for the prize.



Previous Prize Winner

2010 IAS/CCABA Prize for Excellence in Research Related to the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS

Priscilla Akwara, USA, for her abstract, “Who is the vulnerable child? Using survey data to identify children at risk in the era of HIV and AIDS”.

 

Testimonial

I’m very excited about the difference this research is making to policy and programming for children affected by HIV, and about having some of the work I’ve been involved in getting international recognition – especially in a prestigious meeting like this.”

P. Akwara,
2010 Prize Winner

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