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Early Resumption of Sexual Intercourse During the MMC Healing Period

Early Resumption of Sexual Intercourse During the MMC Healing Period

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of the South African government’s response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Following circumcision, it is recommended that patients abstain from sexual activity for six weeks, as sex may increase the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission and prolong the healing period. From 2011-2013, HEARD undertook a study, in collaboration with the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, in the district of uMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal, investigating the resumption of sexual activity during the healing period among a cohort of school-going adolescents. The results show that 29% of adolescents...>>

Calls for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Services

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Services

HEARD is seeking consulting companies for the following projects to support its background research, conceptualisation, design and implementation of a multi-country baseline study into 1) Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in East and Southern Africa (Ref: RMNCH Baseline) and 2) Unsafe Abortion in East and Southern Africa (Ref: Unsafe Abortion Baseline). Estimated duration of the projects is four (4) months. Interested companies should send a CV and cover letter to  stating the relevant project name and reference number by Thursday, 9 July 2015.

Short listed companies will receive further information and be invited to submit a full proposal. Click here for additional information.

Call for Applications: 2015/6 PhD Scholarships at HEARD/UKZN

Call for Applications: 2015/6 PhD Scholarships at HEARD/UKZN

Sida/NORAD and HEARD are offering up to four fulltime PhD Research Scholarships in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health; Health Systems Strengthening, and Economics of Critical Enablers in HIV Programming.  The intention of providing PhD scholarships is to produce expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy making organisations in Africa. Scholarship recipients will be based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.  Click here for more information. 

Call for Applications: 2015/6 PhD Scholarships at HEARD/UKZN

HEARD News - June 2015 Issue Out Now

In this issue, we release findings from our project in the Vulindlela district looking into HIV counselling and testing among youth, we welcome three leading health experts to the organisation, discuss the early resumption of sexual intercourse during the MMC healing period and much more. Full issue available here.


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