Rakai Health Sciences Program
The Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a program that began in 1987 in Uguanda, Africa to investigate the then-mysterious HIV. The RHSP is headed by husband and wife team Ronald Gray and Maria Wawer (the Senior Principal Investigators), who conduct biased research to look for justifications in rolling out mass circumcision programs around the world. The RHSP is funded by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health, the Uguanda Virus Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
History of the Rakai Project
The Rakai Project was created in 1987 by a group of scientists from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda who decided to investigate HIV infection in the Rakai district by initiating a small community cohort study. The original senior Principal Investigators of the Rakai Project were Nelson Sewankambo, David Serwadda, and Maria Wawer. The Rakai Project has since changed its name to the Rakai Health Services Program, and has a current staff of just under 400 principal investigators, multidisciplinary professionals, and support staff.
Promoting Circumcision as an HIV Prevention Method
The RHSP promotes mass circumcision as a means to prevent the spread of HIV. A Youtube video uploaded by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health highlights the RHSP's mass circumcision program.
- Rakai Health Sciences Program home page at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health.
- Johns Hopkins University home page at the John Hopkins University website.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "History of the Rakai Health Sciences Program". http://www.jhsph.edu/rakai/about/index.html. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- ↑ "Our People at Johns Hopkins University". http://www.jhsph.edu/rakai/our_people/jhu.html. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Rakai Project". JohnsHopkinsSPH. Youtube. 12/1/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mXFdXJaG8k.
- ↑ "Rakai Health Sciences Program". http://www.jhsph.edu/rakai/. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- ↑ Kong, Xiangrong (February 28, 2011), "Longer-term Effects of Male Circumcision on HIV Incidence and Risk Behaviors during Post-trial Surveillance in Rakai, Uganda", 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 36, http://www.retroconference.org/2011/Abstracts/41239.htm, retrieved 2011-05-02 Acknowledgements slide Video of Presentation with Slides and Audio Download Link
- ↑ "Rakai Project". JohnsHopkinsSPH. Youtube. 12/1/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mXFdXJaG8k#t=08m37s.
- ↑ "Rakai male circumcision video by Stephen Mugamba feat Jemima Sanyu.mpg". smugamba. Youtube. 6/10/10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rtEdNl322Q.