Swiss TB Award 2019 for IeDEA-SA Researchers

This year’s prestigious Swiss TB Award from the Swiss Foundation for Tuberculosis Research was awarded to Kathrin Zürcher and Dr Marie Ballif from the University of Bern IeDEA Southern Africa team.

The IeDEA-multi-regional study, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, shows that inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliably detect resistance to drugs, leading to incorrect treatment and a higher mortality rate. Continue reading “Swiss TB Award 2019 for IeDEA-SA Researchers”

IAS 2019 – Registration “Men & HIV forum” and call for abstracts

Registration for the “Men & HIV Forum” is now open. The forum will be held on July 20 in Mexico City prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).

For more information visit the  Men & HIV Forum and to register visit the IAS Website

There is also a call for abstracts proposing research articles for a supplement of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), titled “Men & HIV”, to be published in July 2020 in conjunction with the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). More information can be found here

Portrait article about IeDEA-SA co-PI Matthias Egger in journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.»

A portrait article about Matthias Egger was published in the March issue of the journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.». In the same issue, the publication «Drug susceptibility testing and mortality in patients treated for tuberculosis in high-burden countries: a multicentre cohort study» was also published. Continue reading

Matthew Fox, site investigator IeDEA-SA, joins International HIV/AIDS Journal Editorial Board

Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and site investigator for the Themba Lethu Clinic in South Africa, joined the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society as a deputy editor in May 2018.

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for African researchers

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative – a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Application process opens April 11, 2018 – Application deadline May 11, 2018

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.
APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions.

 

Mourning the Loss of “A Life on the Front Lines of AIDS Research”

From left, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost and Professor David Cooper at the TREAT Asia Network Annual Meeting in 2015

amfARTREAT Asia and IeDEA are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. David Cooper, a founding member of the TREAT Asia Network and Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Cooper died March 18.

Dr. Cooper was internationally recognized as a pioneering researcher and clinician. He was among the first to respond to the HIV epidemic in Australia in the 1980s, and he has been central to the regional fight in the Asia-Pacific against HIV. Continue reading “Mourning the Loss of “A Life on the Front Lines of AIDS Research””