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Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa: Call for Papers for Publication

Ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (IAC) to be held in Durban, South Africa, in July 2016, HEARD, in partnership with UNAIDS, UNDP, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the Southern African AIDS Trust, is seeking innovative contributions to a book project on ‘Prevention’. Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Health Systems Trust 2015 Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award

Are you a public health practitioner, or a student/researcher in the field of health science, medicine or public health? Call for submissions for the Health Systems Trust 2015 Emerging Public Health Practitioner Award are now open to those looking to publish a paper dealing with public health or policy in a respected and widely read South African peer­reviewed journal. The successful candidate will have their paper published in the 2015 edition of the South African Health Review (SAHR). Additionally, the winner will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to...

HEARD welcomes research experts

With the aim of advancing health research capabilities in the region, HEARD is pleased to welcome three leading experts – Dr Jim Whitman, Sisonke Msimang and Dr Antonieta Lara-Medina - to senior positions in the organisation. Prof Jim Whitman a former Professor of Global Governance in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, UK, joins HEARD to serve as Visiting Professor for the next two years. He will be assisting with the establishment of the HEARD PhD Scholarship Programme and teaching, with a view to helping students refine their res...

WORLD AIDS DAY 2014: Why a gender-conscious response to HIV is still necessary

It’s been 10 years since the World AIDS Day theme focused on women and girls, but what progress have we made in reducing the burden of HIV amongst this population? Leading up to World AIDS Day, HEARD, in collaboration with CAPRISA, the South African Medical Research Council, K-Rith, Health Systems Trust and the University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a panel discussion focusing on women, girls and HIV. The aim of the discussion was to discuss different challenges women and girls face drawing from biomedical science, social and behavioural studies, alongside com...

Research Jobs at HEARD ­ Apply Now

HEARD is seeking to employ Senior Researchers and Research Fellows in the areas of Gender Equality and Health, Health Governance and Financing and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. The successful applicants will be highly motivated, with a keen interest in health­ related research. Senior Researchers must have solid knowledge and experience in the field applied for and should have a track record in managing a similar portfolio. For the role of Research Fellow, the successful candidate must have demonstrated competencies in the relevant field. Each post...