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HE2RO has been awarded a new 5-year Co-operative Agreement from USAID

HE2RO has been awarded a new 5-year Co-operative Agreement from USAID. This new program, the HIV/AIDS Economics and Research Activity, called EVIDENCE will run from 1st December 2018 to 30th November 2023. EVIDENCE - EValuations to Inform Decisions using EcoNomiCs and Eepidemiology - is a program of applied research and evaluation, including cost and cost effectiveness analysis, cost modelling, and epidemiological analysis, aimed at assisting the Government of South Africa (GoSA) to achieve 

HE2RO is now a HBNU approved Fogarty Global Health Training Program Site

HE2RO has been approved to be a HBNU site for the Fogarty Global Health Training Program. The program provides opportunities to generate a new cadre of global health researchers, educators and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. Further information about the program can be found on their website 

New project from HE2RO and BU

HE2RO and BU are pleased to announce a new project focusing on differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery: AMBIT.   ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF ART DELIVERY: OPTIMIZING THE BENEFITS Many high HIV-prevalence countries are experimenting with and scaling up targeted service delivery approaches, or “differentiated models of care,” for providing antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV. Hopes for such approaches include better access to 

HE2RO and BU Presenting at AIDS 2018

A selection of HE2RO and BU staff are attending AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, from the 23rd to 27th July 2018.  HE2RO and BU staff are presenting a number of poster presentations, and oral presentations.  For further information please see the attached 

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 

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