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AJAR special issue: contextualising structural factors in HIV prevention

AJAR Special Issue: Contextualising Structural Factors in HIV Prevention

A special issue of AJAR on the structural drivers of HIV has just been published. Based on a series of papers drawn from the 3rd Structural Drivers of HIV Conference, co-hosted by HEARD in Cape Town last year, papers in this edition address the importance of understanding the broader social, cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting HIV transmission, and the contextual complexities of adapting and implementing HIV and AIDS interventions to different settings. Click here for more information.

HEARD's Quarterly Newsletter Out Now

HEARD Quarterly Newsletter Out Now

The latest issue of HEARD News looks into the public health challenge caused by mobile populations, we reveal the experiences of young women trying to access child support grants in South Africa, discuss whether economic interventions work in preventing HIV, and much more. Read the full issue here and sign up here for future issues.

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HEARD at International AIDS Conference: Day 5

What are the financial losses associated with the investment in training as a result of HIV and AIDS deaths? Health Systems Strengthening programme leader Gavin George discussed the effect of HIV on private sector investment in employee training and development on day five of the 20th International AIDS Conference. 

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HEARD at International AIDS Conference: Day 4

Presentations and talks by HEARD researchers on day four of the International AIDS Conference focused on vulnerable populations, youth and people living with HIV. Gender Equality and Health researcher Andrew Gibbs discussed the outcomes of a behavioural and structural intervention, Stepping Stones and Creating Futures. Disability, Health and Livelihoods programme leader Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock shared South African experiences of providing sexuality education to children with disabilities and using task shifting to provide counselling for people living with HIV. A talk by Health Systems Strengthening programme leader Gavin George examined whether orphans reported worse caregiver interactions, psychological and health-related outcomes than non-orphans in mixed households.


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Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


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Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura - Politicsweb


Gauteng State of the Province Address 2014 (II) - David Makhura
Politicsweb
As we undertake the onerous task of radical economic transformation, we do so knowing fully well that ours is currently the leading economy in the country and SADC region and a key player in Africa's economy. According to...

Google Alerts
Retrieved: Wed, Jul 30, 2014


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