CENTRE FOR RESEARCH
IN HIV & AIDS
The projects and people who work in association with the Centre develop, conduct, and apply research and teaching which broadly relates to HIV and AIDS and, increasingly, to the social determinants of this and other chronic diseases. They seek to engage communities, schools, gender and social equity advocates as well as the health system.
The CRHA is concerned with systems and society, building on the initial thematic focuses of
• health policies and systems
• education and learning
• gender and gender-based violence; and
• research and organizational capacity strengthening
In this next phase, the Centre’s work will be organized around the HARICCI programme – HIV and AIDS research in Complex Contexts of Inequality.
Projects and research
The CRHA was founded on two large grants based at the School of Public Health from VLIR/UOS through the project “Transforming health and education policies and systems for improved HIV prevention and care” and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) South Africa under the CoAG U2GPS001083-05 “UWC: Human capacity development to address HIV and AIDS in South Africa”.
In addition to the projects realized through these grants, the Centre convenes and/or participates in a range of other projects with colleagues within and beyond the University, such as:
• Resilience, social networks and HIV among migrants and local communities
• Increasing access to TB case finding and treatment in Sisonke district, South Africa
• Mainstreaming a health systems approach to delivery of maternal health services: Transdisciplinary research in Rwanda and South Africa.
This and other project work is supported by the IDRC, WHO/TBREACH, CDC and WOTRO among others.
DEADLINE 20 JUNE:
Call for participation in
Emerging Voices for Global Health
Cape Town, 25 November–13 December 2013
Emerging Voices for Global Health(EV4GH) is a blended training program for young researcherson health research and scientific communication. EV4GH trains “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences and to raise their voice in the scientific debate.
EV4GH will be linked to the AIDS in Africa Conference (ICASA), ‘Now more than ever: Targeting zero’ to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 7 to 11 December 2013; and will be hosted by the School of Public Health and Centre for Research in HIV and AIDS at the University of the Western Cape,
Conference at UCT:
The conference will examine critical engagements of tertiary institutions with masculine identities and HIV/AIDS in four areas: • Curriculum • Health Care and Social Responsiveness • Student Development • Research
Academics, students, educators, support practitioners and others involved in the university community are invited to submit original abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations or workshops
Registration is free. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
at which practitioners, researchers, policy makers and civil society activists examined and debated the links between HIV, inequality and the dynamics and impacts of urbanization the School of Public Health, UWC from 13-15 March 2013