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Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data

The International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program invites applications for the 7th annual Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD), which will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 16-22 December 2018. 

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Ending AIDS: chimera or reality?

Using trends in the rate of new HIV infections in east and southern Africa we assess the current state of the epidemic and evaluate the future prospects for controlling it. If we let an incidence of 1 per 1,000 people represent a control threshold then this has been reached, or will probably be reached by 2020, in East Africa and is reachable by 2020 in those southern African countries that do not have strong social and economic ties to South Africa, if they continue to scale up their treatment programmes. South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland could reach the control threshold by 2030 with sufficient political will and commitment to ‘treatment for all’.

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Advancing control of sexually transmitted infections during the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

The far-reaching, highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build upon the momentum generated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and are intended as a guide for health, social and economic initiatives until 2030. Implemented correctly, the STI agenda may well fit better within the SDGs than the MDGs, although that does not become directly clear at first glance. For refocusing attention on the control of STIs in the forthcoming years we propose a framework, most especially within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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National Cochrane Library licence renewed

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recently renewed the national Cochrane Library licence that will make evidence-based scientific reviews accessible to healthcare decision makers in South Africa.

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When institutions fail; mental health in the workplace

Reflecting on Professor Mayosi’s death, it seems almost impossible not to wonder how mental health is managed in the workplace. There is growing evidence of the impact of mental health on society in general but not so much on the workforce.

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Faculty positions Imperial College London

Deadline: 09/09/2018

We are particularly looking to build capacity in the priority research areas of outbreak analysis and modelling, vaccines research and antimicrobial resistance.

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Welcome Services Medical Research Manager

Deadline: 13/08/2018

The Medical Research Manager will be defining, coordinating and monitoring the research related and operational activities under his/her responsibility according to MoH and MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality programmatic and research results contributing to improve the health condition of the target population.

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Social Science Research Assistant (One-year contract)

The South African Medical Research Council, Environment and Health Research Unit (EHRU) requires a suitably qualified and experienced Social Science Research Assistant to collect and manage qualitative data within various research projects.

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Tekano Fellows for Health Equity calls for 2019

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa programme offered by TEKANO, selects up to 30 fellows each year to participate in a programme of learning and experience that will enhance their ability to inspire and secure progressive social change.

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The truth about the tobacco industry in Africa

Faced with more stringent regulations and plummeting sales in the developed west, the tobacco industry’s future hinges on the hope of a sales boom in emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Africa, with its fast growing youthful population and rising prosperity, is even more appealing. This article discusses some of the hidden truths of the tobacco industry.

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New book: Survival – One Health, One Planet, One Future

This book “Survival” highlights two of our greatest social problems: changing the way we relate to the planet and to each other, and confronting how we use technology (dataism) for the benefit of humankind and the planet.

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SAFETP 2019 intake

The South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme (SAFETP) is requesting applications for the incoming 2019 class from qualified health professionals with an interest in public health and commitment to public service.

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HIV Medical Activity Manager

Deadline: 11/06/2018

The role of the activity manager is to define, coordinate and monitor the medical activities and pilots/studies under his/her responsibility according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures.

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Commonwealth Medical Fellowships

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills.

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New issue Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health (GJMEDPH)

The Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health is a peer reviewed, open access journal, with an international editorial board. Integrating biomedical, social and environmental sciences, we welcome a wide range of contributions with an emphasis on development and lower income settings in order to support the evidence base for disease prevention and control. Some […]

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Data Scientist at TB HIV Care

The Data Scientist will be working with large and often complex health data sets, analysing data elements and health indicators.

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HIV Epidemiologist – 3 months

Deadline: 24/04/2018

MSF is looking for an epidemiologist responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, and operational research around MSF Khayelitsha project’s annual objectives.