Welcome to HEARD
HEARD is a leading applied research centre with a global reputation for its research, education programmes, technical services, partnerships and networks, devoted to addressing the broad health challenges of Africa. HEARD’s aim is to shape public health policy and practice in order to reduce health inequalities in Africa and to improve the reach, comprehensiveness and quality of health services delivery throughout the region. HEARD’s work entails catalysing, conducting and disseminating innovative research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic. HEARD was established in 1998 and is based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Expanding the relationship context for couple-based HIV prevention: Elucidating women’s perspectives on non-traditional sexual partnerships
This paper challenges assumptions underlying traditional couple-based HIV prevention frameworks through a qualitative analysis of the concept of trust within the relationship contexts of a group of women ...>>
Ethical considerations for research involving boys diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
The ‘new sociology of childhood’ has activated a growing interest in children as social actors and their level of involvement in activities that affect their lives. In the field of research, debate is underway ...>>
Child prosociality within HIV-affected contexts: the impact of carer ill-health and orphan status
Considerable attention has been provided to the potential adverse outcomes for youth in the context of HIV and AIDS. Using data from a large community-based study on the psychosocial well-being of youth ...>>