UCT CIDER made WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research

The Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town has been made the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research. The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, including in the areas of health information systems, epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, and analyses of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

This is a major accomplishment for the CIDER team, and the four-year term of the Collaborating Centre will see continued work with WHO to strengthen international policies in these areas.

Men aren’t being tested for HIV. How health services can plug the gap: Article in “The Conversation” by Dr Morna Cornell from IeDEA-SA

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths.

This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key driver of this gender difference in health outcomes between men and women is that men use health care services less than women.

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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.

EDCTP – Calls for proposals

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funds 11 calls this year on clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. The EDCTP funds clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity – University of Cape Town

Call for applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship HIV-exposed uninfected child health outcomes – deadline 22nd June 2018

The Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) at the University of Cape Town School of Public Health, in partnership with the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 15-month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  Continue reading “Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity – University of Cape Town”