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Students of Master’s degree in International Health begin new module on HIV at the Senghor University of Alexandria

19 April 2011

Twenty-two students from across sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb and Egypt took part in the five-day training which was launched on 17 April 2011. Credit: Senghor University of Alexandria

In 2010 UNAIDS and the Senghor University of Alexandria signed an agreement of cooperation to include a 25 hour module specific to AIDS into the university’s Master’s degree in International Health programme.

The opening session of this new module, co-organized by Senghor University and UNAIDS, was held on 17 April 2011. Twenty-two students from across sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb and Egypt took part in the five-day training.

In attendance at the course opening was Jean-Elie Malkin, special advisor to UNAIDS Executive Director, whom he represented on this occasion. He was joined by other senior UNAIDS staff including the Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa Meskerem Grunitzky-Bekele; and Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Middle East and North Africa, Hind Khatib-Othman. Dr Christian Mésenge who is the Director of the Health Department at Senghor University of Alexandria represented the University’s President Albert Lourde.