Month: May 2014


The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), located within the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM), UCT, performs clinical trials of new TB vaccines.  We are seeking to appoint a medical doctor as Clinical Research Officer and invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to this three-year contract post. The post, based

Students sow seeds at JuPHASAsymposium – also join JuPHASA

Integral student research presented at the 1st JuPHASA Student Symposium in 2013 contributes to the South African NDoH’s research on clinic staff’s knowledge about the NHI.

Reflections on two decades of violence and unintentional injury prevention: Responses in South Africa

Violence and unintentional injury make up one of the four major health burdens in South Africa, along with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), chronic illness and mental health, and maternal, neonatal and child health. Despite South Africa’s remarkable political transformation, the country has continued to experience staggering levels of morbidity and mortality arising from violence and injury. National information sources have, however, been plagued by concerns of under-reporting and other inconsistencies, with significant differences highlighted by independent mortality studies. The biggest challenge in reducing the burden of violence and injury lies in its prevention and the concerted development of the science to inform it.

Getting to the Last Mile – diagonal approach and pathways for improving maternal and child health outcomes in South Africa

South Africa is committed to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for maternal and child health. Over the last few years, the country has made tremendous progress in improving the health outcomes for women and children across the country. However, the country still faces various challenges in reaching the targets as outlined in the Government plans as well as the MDGs. Using a diagonal approach, a strategy in which we use explicit intervention priorities to drive the required improvements into the health system, dealing with such generic issues as human resource development, financing, facility planning, drug supply, rational prescription, and quality assurance, will be important to reach the goals set.

Re-imagining rural: the state of rural health 20 years into democracy

While working in rural settings—where the beauty of the landscape is matched by the warmth and humility of its people—is certainly rewarding, I am presented with constant reminders of how far we still have to go to ensure that all people, regardless of the personal circumstance or where they live, have access to the kind of healthcare that our constitution demands.

Health challenges facing the nation 20 years after democracy

Highlighted here are a few publications that deal with the challenges facing SA, post democracy.

Only 4 days left for abstract submission Polokwane conference

So visit the website and submit your abstract, satellite session and workshop by 31 May.

Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis : behavioural aspects behind increasing Drug Resistant cases in the Eastern Cape

The Red Cross MDR-TB project is implemented in the Eastern Cape Province and aims to alleviate the increase of DR-TB cases in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Health provincial TB control programme.

Senior Scientist (Health Information Systems Researcher)

A health information systems researcher is required to join the Burden of Disease Research Unit (BoDRU) in Cape Town to work on different projects.

10th Prestigious Research Lecture entitled “SUPERBUGS: are the bugs winning the war?”

The lecture will be presented by Professors Guy Richards and Adriano Duse and will take place on 30 June 2014.


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