Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi

30 July 2018 Commemorating Professor Bongani Mayosi South Africa has lost a great physician. Professor Bongani Mayosi was an eminent cardiologist and cardiac researcher and at 51 there was still so much he might have contributed to medical knowledge.    Bongani held himself, his profession and those in his circle to a high standard that put the…

IAS–Lancet Commission Report

IAS-Lancet Commission Report

Lancet Commission Report”This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.1 Under the leadership of past IAS President, Chris Beyrer, and current IAS President, Linda-Gail Bekker, this Commission engaged an international group of experts in HIV and…

Demand Creation Challenge Winners Announced

The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge was dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. Campaigns included short- and long-term communications programs and interventions, interpersonal communications, and mass media communications, including print, digital, and social media materials, developed to promote HIV prevention products, behaviours, or services. OPTIONS received more than 20…

Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course

We are excited to announce we are running the Adolescent Youth Health Policy Short Course for the SECOND YEAR. The course will run from 3-7 September in Cape Town, South Africa. Applications are now open! AYHP SC Flyer Developed to support staff or governmental & non-governmental organisations working at a national, provincial & district levels, in the implementation of…

Women of Worth graduation

Women of Worth graduation

Graduation Day The Zimele project graduated their first group of participants from the Women of Worth programme in a ceremony held at Phillipi Village, Cape Town on the 18th of May 2018. The Women of Worth team is excited to announce that since this event over 110 participants have graduated from the programme. The graduation ceremonies…

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17 May 2018: Conversations surrounding International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the 17th of May 2018, countries around the world will gather in celebration of the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This follows the unanimous decision made by prominent LGBTQ organisations that this year’s IDAHOTB theme would be “Alliances for Solidarity”. Since its conceptualisation in 2004, May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support…

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Scientists from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) based at the University of Cape Town and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have presented the findings of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents. The results were presented at the 5th Global…