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HEARD Launches Disability, Health and Livelihoods Think Tank

HEARD Launches Disability, Health and Livelihoods Think Tank

Disability is a developmental issue for Africa and a cross-cutting issue for the post Millennium Development Goal agenda. However, disability research in Africa still lacks suitable data and the rigorous research necessary to answer complex questions related to the interplay between disability, health and livelihoods. While more countries collect data on a national level, the region still lacks researchers who can analyse and interpret disability-related data, hence we have very little evidence on which to build inclusive responses that are in compliance with the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Read more.

Call for Submissions: Global Health and Contemporary African Politics Book Series

Call for Submissions: Global Health and Contemporary African Politics Book Series

Ashgate publishers invites submissions for its Global Health and Contemporary African Politics book series, seeking high-level intellectual contributions in these areas.  Find out more.

Your Latest Issue of HEARD News

The Latest Issue of HEARD News

In this issue we reveal our recently launched disability, health and livelihoods think tank; discuss how we can minimise the risk of social harm by addressing the larger structural context of gender inequality and much more. Read the issue

Evaluating Impact: What Works In Preventing Gender-Based Violence?

Evaluating Impact: What Works In Preventing Gender-Based Violence?

The Gender Equality and Health team have been awarded a project that seeks to expand the team’s work around understanding what works to prevent gender-based violence, in South Africa and globally. The project is an impact evaluation of the Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention in Durban, South Africa. This is a collaborative project between HEARD, Project Empower and the Gender and Health Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) funded through the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls consortium supported by the UK Department for International Development. Read more.


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Moving a motion at the 36th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum here over the weekend, Mr Mohamed Habib Mnyaa said the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is not only a serious health challenge, but also a socio-economic, cultural and...

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Muslim traditional leaders in Malawi have urged for condoms to be banned - for fueling the HIV/Aids pandemic. They're apparently grand with condoms being used IN marriage, but not OUTSIDE it. This...

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HIV/AIDS: Community models of care explained - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International


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The adherence clubs model was piloted in the urban township of Khayelitsha in South Africa. Under this approach, patients, led by a lay worker, gather...

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Retrieved: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

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