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Public Seminar Series: Understanding the Demand for Healthcare

Public Seminar Series: Understanding the Demand for Healthcare

This week, health economics researcher Mike Strauss, discusses the importance of understanding and creating demand for healthcare services, especially in the context of scaling up HIV prevention and treatment interventions in South Africa.

The talk will draw on evidence from a discrete choice experiment to determine preferences regarding HIV counselling and testing, and medical male circumcision among adolescents in high schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal.  Click here for more information.


About the series: Each week a public talk will be delivered by influential thinkers and research experts with the aim of sharing ideas, experiences and insights into research methodology, healthy policy and highlight key health challenges and issues in Africa. The series will be hosted every Thursday at our headquarters in Durban, South Africa.

Introducing HEARD's Seminar Series

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing HEARD's Seminar Series

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our seminar series for 2015 commencing on 20 August. Each week a public talk will be delivered by influential thinkers and research experts with the aim of sharing ideas, experiences and insights into research methodology, healthy policy and highlight key health challenges and issues in Africa. The series will be hosted every Thursday at our headquarters in Durban, South Africa.

Week 1: Disability and HIV - Presented by Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock

Disability and HIV expert Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock leads the launch of HEARD Seminar by sharing some insight on emergence of the HIV-Live Project at St. Mary’s Hospital and surrounding clinics in KwaZulu-Natal which measures functional/activity limitations in the domains of mobility, cognition, self-care and life activities and opportunities for further investigation. The study investigates the scope and types of disability experienced by people living with HIV who are on ART and how this changes over time. It includes a focus on interventions as well as their capital costs. Invite details here.

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...>>

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. 


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