About Alain Vandormael
I am a Group Leader in the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. My academic interests include population health, epidemiology, and statistics, with a focus on HIV-related outcomes. Specifically, my research seeks to understand why some HIV prevention strategies in sub-Saharan Africa are falling short, and provide insight into how these strategies can be optimized in the future.
Southern Africa is the region with the world’s highest rate of new HIV infections. Over the last decade, there has been a multi-million-dollar investment in antiretroviral therapy to prevent the onward transmission of HIV and bring the epidemic under control.