Schatz to Study Social and Health Needs of Older South Africans Living with HIV

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Enid Schatz, Ph.D., an associate professor in health sciences at the School of Health Professions, received a $10,000 grant award from the University of Missouri South African Education Program (UMSAEP), an educational initiative and exchange program between the University of Missouri (UM) and the University of Western Cape (UWC). The funding will support her research project that seeks to improve the well-being of South Africans over the age of 60 who are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Enid Schatz’s collaborative study is in partnership with Dr. Lucia Knight, senior lecturer at the School of Public Health (UWC). Over the next two years, the researchers will collect background information on a potential population with which to work in Langa, an established, yet poverty-stricken township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. HIV prevalence rates among...

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