Mauritian Scientists Come for Two Weeks of HIV Drug Resistance Training

Mauritian virologists Mr. Ubheeram Jaykissen and Mr. Lallmahamood Shad completed a two-week training at KRISP in Durban to advance HIV drug resistance testing. This collaboration aims to enhance the Mauritian government's ability to monitor and combat HIV/AIDS with cutting-edge methodologies.

Virologists, Mr Ubheeram Jaykissen and Mr Lallmahamood Shad were chosen by the government of Mauritius to undergo a two week training course on HIV drug resistance testing at KRISP in Durban. Working at the National Health laboratory of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Mr Jaykissen and Mr Shad came to Durban to acquire advanced skills in HIV drug resistance testing to enhance the capabilities of the Mauritian government laboratory. "Through this collaboration, we aim to bolster the nation's capacity to monitor and combat HIV/AIDS by implementing state-of-the-art testing methodologies back home," said Mr Jaykissen.

News date: 2024-07-08


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira