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  • Prestigious Research Lecture

    On 10 June 2015, the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences will host the 12th Prestigious Research Lecture: “Nano-neuro-therapeutics: Unravelling neurodegeneration”.

  • Training course: HIA for extractive industry projects in LMIC

    SHAPE Consulting Limited, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and First Quantum Minerals, take pleasure in announcing a training course in Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. The course will be held at the First Quantum […]

  • Call for abstracts

    The first African International Caritas Consortium is planned for September 16 – 18, 2015. Submit your abstracts by June 30.

  • Monitoring and evaluation and surveillance short course

    The focus of the course is on practical issues for undertaking program monitoring, evaluation and surveillance of HIV/AIDS programs.

  • Public Health Conference

    The Public Health Conference at Africa Health Exhibition and Congress 2015 will take place on 5-6 May at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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  • Patient Tracer and Data Capturer

    MSF is recruiting a patient tracer and data capturer to work on the Very Early Infant Diagnosis (VEID) pilot project.

    Deadline: 30/05/2015
  • Dean and Professor

    We seek a Dean who has a record of research and scholarship appropriate to the professorial level, as well as proven leadership and managerial expertise to lead the Faculty of Health Sciences.

    Deadline: 01/06/2015
  • Program Manager, Sustainable Health Financing

    The Programme Manager will oversee and execute projects quantifying the financial gaps in the health sector, helping the government make health financing policy decisions through targeted use of collected data.

    Deadline: 15/04/2016
  • Program Coordinator, Vaccines Delivery

    The Program Coordinator will have 4 main responsibilities critical to the effectiveness and efficiency of CHAI’ s vaccines delivery program.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate Malaria

    Provide assistance to the NMCP in the development and implementation of the national malaria elimination strategy, monitoring and evaluation plan, and operational plans.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Volunteer Analyst, Drug Access Team

    Analyze HIV and TB treatment and testing data to inform improved drug practices.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate, Drug Access Team

    Coordinate CHAI Access team’s technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) Central Medical Stores (CMS), to ensure coordinated and complementary support across HIV, PMTCT, TB and Malaria.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Biostatistician

    To perform biostatistical consultations for ocular research, participate in the randomized controlled trial data coordinating center, and pursue their own funded research program.

    Deadline: 11/06/2016
PHASA news

PHASA news

  • Reversing the HIV epidemic in South Africa: an insider’s view?

    by Yogan Pillay
    Reversing the HIV epidemic in South Africa: an insider’s view?
    South African communities have been significantly affected by HIV/AIDS. Whilst we have made some progress in arresting the epidemic, there are still far too many new infections and far too many people not on treatment and being initiated on treatment too late. The task of reaching the MDG targets and our NSP targets depends on an enhanced whole of society response. The Department of Health is ready to scale up our response as outlined in this article. read more
  • Transiting from MDGs to SDGs and Post-2015 Developmental Agenda: Continuity or Transformation?

    by Palesa Sekhejane
    Transiting from MDGs to SDGs and Post-2015 Developmental Agenda: Continuity or Transformation?
    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have passed and the post-2015 has dawned upon us whereby we have to renew and rename our developmental goal’s vows in the form of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post-2015 developmental agenda. Africa still lags behind in achieving envisaged developmental goals, particularly health related developmental goals. It is therefore timely to ask, is it authentic for the African continent to agree and set goals on a ground that maintains, or even better, sustains the current status quo of inequity and inaccessibility? Or should we not seek transformation of the inherited legacies and structures in order to progressively combat the challenges we are faced with? read more
  • The Ban on Alcohol Advertising in South Africa

    by Leane Ramsoomar
    The Ban on Alcohol Advertising in South Africa
    South Africa faces a formidable threat to public health attributable to alcohol use and misuse. The use of alcohol is associated with a range of adverse chronic health and economic consequences. Although the ban on alcohol advertising has been on the South African government’s agenda for more than five years, the past two years has seen increased public dialogue between the South African government, academic, civil society organisations and the alcohol and advertising industries on a proposed ban on alcohol advertising in South Africa. read more
  • Implementation of HPV vaccination in South Africa

    by Karin Richter
    Implementation of HPV vaccination in South Africa
    The rates of cervical cancer deaths in low- and middle-income countries are rising. Cervical cancer prevention should therefore be addressed as part of the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 to 2035. One of the most important recent advances in cervical cancer prevention is the prevention of hrHPV infection through vaccination. HPV vaccination programmes will have the most significant impact in countries like South Africa with a high HPV prevalence, low compliance to screening, high lost to follow up, and limited resources for management of women with HPV associated precancerous lesions or cancer. How far is South Africa with the rollout? And what will the impact of HPV vaccination be? read more
  • Quality healthcare for all children – where are we in achieving the MDGs for maternal and child health?

    by Micky Chopra
    Quality healthcare for all children – where are we in achieving the MDGs for maternal and child health?
    At the UN General Assembly in 2000 more than 150 global leaders, including the President of South Africa, signed the Millennium Declaration. MDG 4 that states that all countries will reduce the under 5 mortality rate (U5MR) by two thirds by 2015 from the base year of 1990. For South Africa this would mean bringing it down to a rate of 20/1,000 live births. MDG 5 states that all countries will reduce by three quarter the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). For South Africa this means reaching a MMR of 38/100,000 live births by 2015. So 2015 is a year to take stock of where we are with regards to the MDGs as well as prioritize actions based on lessons learned for the next phase, namely to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030). read more
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