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.
The IAS CIPHER Research Grant Programme will focus on operational science in paediatric HIV, providing first-time primary investigators awards of up to US$ 150,000 for two years. Applications open on 1 October 2018.
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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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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
In the Nature Research News & Views section an article has been published focusing on the CIPHER (Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research) Global Cohort Collaboration paper about Inequality in outcomes for adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
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”