2021 Swiss Epidemiology Winter School

The program for the 2021 Swiss Epidemiology Winter School 2021 is out!  The details can be found on their website and will be added gradually.

It is currently assumed that the Winter School 2021 will take place.  Should this not be possible due to official measures to prevent Covid-19, it is possible to cancel the event.

REGISTRATION
The registration opens on 31 August at noon.

AREF is recruiting Peer Reviewers

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is currently recruiting active scientists with about 5 to 10 years postdoctoral research experience relevant to Africa’s human health challenges to the AREF College of Experts.

The primary role of College members is to advise AREF on the quality of applications for funding and to provide constructive feedback for the applicants.

They are especially keen to recruit African researchers from Africa, working in the sub-region or overseas, who have a demonstrable track record of research, including in project leadership, researcher supervision, mentorship and international collaboration. Commitment to bringing on a new generation of potential research leaders in Africa is essential.

For more information and to apply please visit their website.

JIAS Special Issue: Men & HIV

The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) has launched its new Supplement entitled “Men & HIV: insights from sub-Saharan Africa”, which can be accessed here

There is growing recognition that engaging men will be key to reaching the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets for HIV. In 2017, UNAIDS released the report “Blind Spot: Reaching out to men and boys” acknowledging that men are disproportionately less likely than women to know their HIV status, less likely to access and adhere to HIV treatment and more likely to die as a result of AIDS-related illnesses. If we are to reach the goal of no new HIV transmissions by 2030, improved engagement of men across the HIV care cascade is critical.

Africa Research Excellence Fund Research Development Fellowship 2020

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is delighted to announce a new funding opportunity for scientists in Africa: The AREF Research Development Fellowship Programme 2020.

The Funding competition is now open and full details can be found on their website.

Application deadline is 23 September 2020

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INTEREST 2020 postponed

Given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, INTEREST conference will not take place in May 2020 scheduled. The Namibian government, the Local Organising Committee, and the management teams of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Virology Education have decided to postpone INTEREST 2020.

INTEREST 2020 will instead take place in Windhoek, Namibia, from December 1 – 4, 2020.

For more information visit the INTEREST website