Research centre to 'employ the best of Indigenous and Western capabilities' in fight against STIs

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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CTV Saskatoon

The rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is to be addressed by a new $2.9-million Indigenous-led research centre, the University of Saskatchewan announced Thursday.

"This centre will employ the best of Indigenous and Western capabilities. It will build approaches grounded in Indigenous philosophies and methodologies. For Indigenous people, place, history and social contexts matter and are integral to developing interventions that work," lead researcher Dr. Alexandra King of the U of S College of Medicine said in a news release.

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