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Study: Can a Broad Economic Empowerment and Gender Transformative Intervention Reduce Gender-based Violence and HIV-Risk?

Study: Can a Broad Economic Empowerment and Gender Transformative Intervention Reduce Gender-based Violence and HIV-Risk?

In sub-Saharan Africa urban informal settlements are growing rapidly with an estimated 70% of residents in cities living in these spaces. Residents of informal settlements are very vulnerable to poor health, with studies showing high HIV-incidence and gender-based violence. Interventions to prevent HIV and gender-based violence in informal settlements are needed, but only a limited number have been designed for this particular environment. Continue reading.
ASSHH Conference 2015 Announcement: Abstract Submission Deadline Extension

ASSHH Conference 2015 Announcement: Abstract Submission Deadline Extension

Due to popular interest, the deadline for the submission of abstracts and symposia/roundtable proposals has been extended until 13 March 2015. Building on the success of the first two ASSHH (Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV) conferences in Durban (2011) and Paris (2013), the 2015 conference will critically examine the growing gap between rhetoric and reality in the national and international HIV response. Click here for more information. 

HEARD Research Features in UNAIDS' Online Publication

HEARD Research Features in UNAIDS' Online Publication

Two of HEARD’s research studies have appeared in the latest edition of UNAIDS’ HIV this month. The first aimed to understand the experiences of disability in patients living with HIV in South Africa, and the second presented a comprehensive overview of the integration of community home-based care with primary health care strategies in Ethiopia, Malawi, South-Africa and Zambia. Both appeared under the theme ‘Strengthen HIV integration’. 

HIV this month contains abstracts or summaries of articles and reviews from scientific journals that are carefully filtered from a selection of close to a thousand articles and reviews over a period of one month. Access the issue here.

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.


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According to Booysen, in the second quarter of 2013, it was reported as many as 67% of South African privately-held businesses were putting off their investment decisions because of uncertainty about the future political direction of SA. ... He...

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