Month: May 2013

5th Annual Clinical Governance Conference

We would like to invite Doctors, Nursing Services Managers, Clinical directors to attend this conference taking place in Klerksdorp on the 26th – 28th of June 2013.

Project Manager, eLearning and Telemedicine

Clinton Health Access Initiative is looking for a candidate for the position of Project Manager, eLearning and Telemedicine, Kigali, Rwanda

3DE Program Manager

Clinton Health Access Initiative is looking for a candidate for the position of Demand-Driven Evaluation for Decisions Program Manager,

1st African conference on key populations in the HIV epidemic

The conference will focus particularly on men who are attracted to men, persons who inject drugs and persons who sell sex.

2013 Lekgotla Report

On 7 February 2013 the PHASA executive committee Lekgotla was held and the report of this meeting is now available.

PHASA Student Congress

This will take place as a satellite event to the main PHASA conference on 24 September 2013 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Dismantling the Chain: The Link between Gender-based Violence and HIV in South African Women

HIV behavioural research and prevention efforts targeted at South African women has focused on increasing gender equality and reducing gender-based violence. We examined whether alcohol use and mental health problems (depression and posttraumatic stress) explained the link between experiencing violence and HIV in South African women. It was shown that alcohol use, but not depression or posttraumatic stress, explained the link between violence and unprotected sex. Women who have ever experienced physical or sexual abuse were more likely to report drinking more alcohol, and drinking more was predictive of more unprotected sex. Thus, it is important to not only address gender-based violence, it is necessary to also address subsequent alcohol use among women in South Africa.

Glimpses into the South African Health Review 2012/13

The 16th edition of the South African Health Review (SAHR) broadly focuses on some of the key building blocks of the health system, namely, financing, governance and leadership, medical products and service delivery while issues pertaining to human resources and information run as a thread through most of the chapters. The Review also focuses on the social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases, climate change and occupational health and South Africa’s quest to address these. In this edition, we also introduce the newly launched Emerging Public Health Practitioner award that provides a voice to young and upcoming under-35 year old public professionals.

Hypertension: now is the time for action

Hypertension is a major public health challenge worldwide, including South Africa. The availability of effective medication makes hypertension one of the most modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors and optimal management, including lifestyle changes and medication, can significantly reduce the risk of complications, and decrease the associated social and medical costs. Nonetheless, this silent epidemic is not matched with comparable levels of awareness among policymakers or the general population. Lifestyle modification strategies need to be promoted through population-based approaches.

HIV Clinical Product Manager

Large client seeks a HIV medical advisor with excellent skills in HIV Clinical guidelines and biostatistics.

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