CONRAD Program Law and Legal Definition

CONRAD Program is an initiative of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that is dedicated to developing better, safer, and more acceptable methods of contraception that are especially suitable for use in developing countries and to improving reproductive health.

The goals of CONRAD's research are to expand the contraceptive choices of women and men and to help prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It aims to improve reproductive health, especially in developing countries. Main objective is to help develop safe, acceptable, affordable products and methods that provide contraception and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS and other infections.

The functions of the CONRAD Program include:

a. nuturing promising research in institutions world wide;

b. engaging in preclinical research;

c. conducting clinical trials;

d. partnering with private industry to get new products on the market;

e. collaborating with other agencies, foundations, and non-governmental organizations; and

f. training investigators throughout the world in preclinical research techniques