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HEARD, based the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development challenges and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.
Risk Compensation Following Medical Male Circumcision: Results from a 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Young School-Going Men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
This study sought to assess risk compensation following voluntary medical male circumcision of young school going men. Risk compensation is defined as an inadvertent increase in sexual risk behaviors and a ...>>
Is there a financial incentive to immigrate? Examining of the health worker salary gap between India and popular destination countries
International migration is one of the factors resulting in the shortage of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in India. Literature suggests that migration is fuelled by the prospect of higher salaries available ...>>
Adolescent Linkage to Care After a Large-scale Transfer From a Hospital-based HIV Clinic to the Public Sector in South Africa
HIV clinics formerly supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are transferring patients to public-sector clinics. We evaluated adolescent linkage to care after a large-scale transfer ...>>