HEARD, together with colleagues at the Centre for Reproductive Health & Department of Public Health, University of Malawi and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya are jointly collaborating on a study assessing the delivery of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and broader sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to adolescents in Malawi. Key informant interviews with stakeholders representing various government ministries, non-governmental organisations, development partners and community, religious and traditional leaders...
PRESENTER: Dr Hilton Humphries
DATE: Wednesday, 20 July 2022
TIME: 10h00 – 11h00 (CET)
ZOOM LINK: https://ukzn.zoom.us/j/98392328975?pwd=N042NDZsUWl1b3dtMmtYQkZ4cElyQT09
MEETING ID: 983 9232 8975
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr Hilton Humphries is a registered Research Psychologist and holds a PhD in Public health. He has worked in HIV Prevention research for 13 years, and is a Senior Research Specialist at the Human Science Research Council. His research focuses on the role biological, psychological, rel...
Criminal laws on sex work introduced by colonial powers have profoundly shaped contemporary societal attitudes towards sex work and women who sell sex in Southern Africa. In a paper published in a special issue of the International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law, HEARD researchers analyse the relationship between sex work and the law to show the barriers to ensuring the rights and security of sex workers. The paper is based on a multi-country study amongst young women who sell sex in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Linking Policy to Programming ...
In the first year of the pandemic, HEARD conducted country studies on the impact of the COVID-19 containment strategies on sex workers of all genders in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The COVID-19 studies were embedded within HEARD’s longitudinal research on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young key populations in Southern Africa (Linking Policy to Programming Project).
HEARD is delighted to announce the first of a series of publications emerging from the COVID-19 country studies. Please click here for research in Mozambique whi...
Last week, the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade—the ruling that had ensured constitutional allowance for abortion for fifty years. Almost immediately, several states enacted remarkably severe laws outlawing abortion—even in cases where the foetus is not viable and the mother’s life in danger.
Few outside the advocacy circles for these sweeping, draconian measures doubt the highly sectarian and political forces that culminated in last week’s ruling; and there is every indication that these groups intend press for further restrictions...
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.
The Health Systems Trust in collaboration with the HEARD, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, were delighted to present the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, with a special edition of South African Health Review funded by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. The publication focuses on health sector responses to COVID-19 and what has been learnt, two years into the pandemic.
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This online course aims to assist researchers in developing essential skills in writing a research proposal that secures funding. It is oriented to individuals who work in academic or professional research organisations or in NGOs that do applied research and run practical programs. This course is interactive, online, and can accommodate 15 participants. Participants will receive a course pack with relevant literature and guidelines on proposal writing.
1) To know how to ‘unpack’ the terms of reference,
2) To underst...
In a statement in early 2022, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus identified:
“ I want to make behavioural insights an essential part of how we promote and ensure better health for all. As the global public health leader, WHO cannot achieve its ambitious goal of transforming global health and the health of more than 7 billion people without a clear understanding of people’s health-related behaviours.
We have the responsibility of creating systems and environments that are informed by behavioural science.“
In support of this statement, ...
28 - 30 MARCH 2022
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...