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Upcoming Webinar On The Impacts of Covid-19 amongst Young People of all Genders who Sell Sex in Southern Africa

Recent research over the impacts of Covid-19 responses has shown that marginalised populations have been disproportionately negatively affected in terms of health, economic and social well-being. Across the globe, civil society and academia has been vocal in raising attention to the high levels of discrimination and harassment by state officials and the livelihood needs of sex workers. In the sub-Saharan African setting, there is an absence of research that seeks to understand the impacts of COVID-19 between and within groups of young people of all genders who sel...

Research Fellow Vacancy

HEARD is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to lead the migrant and refugee research agenda under our SRHR programme. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in qualitative research methods, and expertise in women’s health, with a special focus on vulnerable populations and cross-cutting issues such as gender-based violence. The post requires an analytical and critical thinker who is highly adept at working in cross-cultural environments. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • A relevant PhD (Social Sciences, Applied Human Sciences, Development S...

Opportunity: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

HEARD is looking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on a 1-year fixed-term scholarship commencing January 2022. The purpose of the scholarship is to support HEARD in its role on focusing on psycho-social and behavioral issues associated with adherence to ART among young people living with HIV. Focal Area: SHRH/HIV programming, specifically focusing on psycho-social factors associated with Antiretroviral Adherence among People Living with HIV and members of sexual minority populations. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • A PhD in a relevant discipline (psychology,...

Mozambique research snapshot

HEARD is making research accessible to young people through reducing text density and creatively presenting the research through snapshots. Watch and read the following snapshot of the research findings from Mozambique. https://youtu.be/QoCKqEe_BBM

Janet Fleischman shared a review of the DREAMS project with HEARD

A recent speaker in HEARD’s PhD webinar series was Janet Fleischman, who is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she focuses on women’s global health and US policy. The title of her presentation was ‘Five years of DREAMS and what lies ahead.’ DREAMS is an acronym for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe and is a programme that was initiated on World Aids Day in 2014 as a partnership between the public and private sector. The DREAMS initiative aims ...

Children in the HIV response

World leaders met on the 8th June 2021 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to review the World AIDS targets to end AIDS by 2030. At this meeting new targets were set to reduce new infections and AIDS-related deaths, to eradicate new infections amongst infants, children, and adolescents, and to eliminate all forms of HIV-related discrimination by the year 2025. It is against this backdrop that Professor Kaymarlin Govender, Research Director at HEARD, spoke to UMWE African News about how children continue to be neglected in discussions related to H...

WRITING ARTICLES FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS WORKSHOP

This online course aims to assist early career researchers with publishing their research. It is for any individual, irrespective of discipline, who has not yet published or has not been a lead author for an article, and who has a draft manuscript. The course is interactive. All participants receive a course pack of texts discussed during the course and other documents to assist with writing. For each participant, the facilitator will provide written detailed comments on a revised article draft that he/she writes after completion of the seminars. COURSE OBJECTI...

Join Janet Fleischman on the webinar titled: Five Years of DREAMS and What Lies Ahead

On December 1, 2014—World AIDS Day—PEPFAR launched a bold initiative called DREAMS - Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe - with the goal of significantly reducing new HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti. Covid-19 and new global efforts around health security threaten to divert the focus on this critical population. DREAMS is now at an inflection point, facing the risk that its progress on girls and young women will be reversed, along with decades of health and development gains for wo...

Applications open: Research Ethics in Practice online workshop

This course covers the dilemmas and challenges that researchers face during the course of research from planning through to publication. The aim is to assist researchers in navigating the ethical issues that can arise. The course includes a component on online research and use of social media in view of the changes that the Covid-19 epidemic has entailed for research design and procedures in many settings. This is an interactive course; it will include a discussion of ethical and non-ethical research as well as participants’ experiences to inform the discussion....

Peer to peer research on mental health

Young people were at the centre of HEARD’s research in Zambia and this video will explain why this was so important and what we jointly learned from this process. You will hear from Wezi, a young gay man from Zambia, who was part of our research team. Together with other peer interviewers, he conducted research on the mental health of young men who have sex with men and continues to use the skills and experience he gained in this project in new health-related studies today. In the video, he reflects on his role as a peer interviewer and how the research parti...