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Podcast: Interview with Dr Gesine Meyer-Rath

Dr Gesine Meyer-Rath was recently interviewed by Radio Islam regarding her paper "Changing the South African national antiretroviral therapy guidelines: The role of cost modelling". Listen to the podcast 

ICASA 2017 Scholarship

Congratulations to Nelly Jinga, on being awarded a scholarship to attend the the 19th International Conference on AIDS & STIs  in Africa (ICASA 2017) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4-9 December 2017. The abstract entitled “Predictors of HIV Repeat Testing in selected Primary Health care clinics in South Africa, 2016-2017” was accepted for a poster presentation and Nelly Jinga will be presenting the 

Best abstract award at ICASA conference

Congratulations to Dr Dorina Onoya. Dr Onoya's abstract entitled "Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among postpartum women by HIV status and timing of HIV diagnosis in Gauteng, South Africa" has won the best abstract award of Track C: Epidemiology and Prevention Science for the upcoming ICASA 

HE2RO is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqui Miot to the position of Division Director. Dr. Miot is a South African health economist and health policy specialist with a PhD in neuropharmacology. She has many years of experience in the private, academic, and public sectors in South Africa, including serving as Head of the Health Economics Unit at Discovery Health, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at Wits University, and Vice Chair of the National Department of Health Medicines 

HE2RO Staff Celebrate World TB Day

24th March is World TB Day and HE2RO staff made banners and marched from their offices to the local park to promote awareness of 

Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 Public Health Association of South Africa conference

Congratulations to Tembeka Sineke on winning the Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 Public Health Association of South Africa conference. Her presentation was titled "Poorer health-related quality of life among patients who report adverse events while on treatment for drug-resistant TB in Johannesburg, South Africa". A copy of her presentation can be 

HE2RO in the Media at AIDS 2016

Coverage of HE2RO and BU's work has been highlighted during the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban. Five of their presentations have been covered by AIDSMAP, one by medpagetoday and one in the newscientist online.  Find the links to this coverage here: Progress towards 90-90-90 targets     Youth treatment bulge    System wide retention on ART    Mapping HIV epidemics    Earlier HIV treatment    HIV test-and-treat    Boom in teen HIV 

HE2RO Presenting at AIDS 2016

A selection of HE2RO staff are attending AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, from 18th to 22nd July 2016. As well as having a stand at the conference, HE2RO staff are presenting a number of poster presentations, and oral presentations.  For further information please see AIDS 2016 - HE2RO Representation 2016 v2 or come to our stand at the 

Same-Day HIV Treatment Improves Health Outcomes

The results of a clinical trial, run by Boston University with support from HE2RO, show that same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients in South Africa led to a higher proportion of people starting treatment and to better health outcomes. The study was led by Sydney Rosen, a BU Research Professor and Director of HE2RO. A short video and further information can be seen 

Presentation at the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

Mr Lawrence Long and Dr Sophie Pascoe will be presenting at a session on using routine data to inform evidence based policy on 14th April 2016 at the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg. Please see the attached flyer for further 

Launch of the Phase 1 South African HIV and TB Investment Case

On Mar 22, 2016 the reports for Phase 1 of the South African HIV and TB Investment Case were launched by the Deputy President during the World TB Day celebrations. HE2RO staff were heavily involved in all aspects of the development of the Investment Case, from devising the analytical framework to reviewing evidence for interventions and enablers to developing the novel optimisation method driving the model analysis to writing the reports. The reports are available for download in full (SA 

Carte Blanche Feature on PrEP

Gesine Meyer-Rath was interviewed by the Carte Blanche team, who were interested on doing a feature on PrEP. Please find a link below to view the interview. Carte Blanche Feature 

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