Eduard Sanders

SANTHE Consortium Steering Committee Member,
SANTHE Site Principal Investigator

KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) Kilifi, Kenya

Collaboration Interests
  • Acute and early HIV infection
  • HIV vaccine evaluations
  • Mental health interventions
  • PrEP and ART uptake and linkage
  • Presumptive treatment trials for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Eduard Sanders is a medical doctor and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) trained epidemiologist specialised in HIV prevention research and public health with extensive experience in Africa (Kenya, 1992-1996; Ethiopia, 1999-2003; Kenya, since 2003). He is passionate about improving and implementing strategies to engage the “first 95” and strengthen the HIV care and prevention cascades. The current state of the epidemic requires a targeted approach, combining facility-based, community- and peer-led testing strategies, depending on context and target populations. Sanders has received funding from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) since 2003, and helped establish SANTHE in 2015. He is keen to support African scientists through masters, PhD and Post-doctoral training positions.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.