Jauhara has worked in the public health field for more than fifteen years, with a specific focus on biomedical prevention research. She has recently joined IAVI as the Associate Director for community engagement, and she spent the past decade at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), where she led their community outreach efforts.
Jauhara developed an HIV prevention research training guide for the media in Uganda to help streamline content and scope. Her training guide filled an important gap, since at the time of her Fellowship—although there had been efforts to build media capacity to report effectively on new HIV prevention research—the content and scope of such workshops was limited.
In Their Own Words
Although we haven’t developed a safe and effective vaccine yet, we have come a long way in the past decade regarding HIV prevention and treatment options, with PrEP now available in many countries and microbicides possibly on the horizon. We’ve also had many breakthrough advances in vaccine research–including the RV144 result–that give us hope. We must keep at it, and every stakeholder must play their part.
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