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Postdoc opportunities at AHRI, South Africa

Professor Frank Tanser is looking for postdoctoral scientists to join his group at the Wellcome Trust funded Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Frank is interested to hear from people from a range of disciplines. There are more details online…

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STI Bottlenecks supplement and blog post now online

Please find below the link to the special issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections with the papers from the HIV Bottlenecks Study.


Online supplement

The blog post is available at





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Advanced STATA short course: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier

A 5-day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Date: Monday 6th November  to Friday 10th November 2017

Cost: £1315

The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how…

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New ALPHA Network publication alert: findings from a national policy review, health facility surveys and key informant interviews in Uganda

McRobie E, Wringe A, Nakiyingi-Miiro J, Kiweewa F, Lutalo T, Nakigozi G, Todd J, Eaton JW, Zaba B, and Church K. HIV policy implementation in two health and demographic surveillance sites in Uganda: findings from a national policy review, health facility surveys and key informant interviews. Implementation Science 2017…

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New ALPHA Network publication on the determinants of HIV guidelines implementation in Tanzania

Mwangome MN, Geubbels E, Wringe A, Todd J, Klatser P, Dieleman M. A qualitative study of the determinants of HIV guidelines implementation in two south-eastern districts of Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Mar 22…

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Sir Andrew Witty GSK scholarships for MSc students from SSA

Sir Andrew Witty GSK Scholarships to fund 30 scholars over the next 10 years from sub-Saharan Africa on the MSc programmes at LSHTM.

Established as a result of a £1.3 million gift to the School from GSK, this fund will play an important role in supporting the next…

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AIDS 2016 – a focus on progress and challenges

Members of the ALPHA Network have returned from AIDS 2016, which saw more than 15,00 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gather in Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference.

More than 17 million people living with HIV are on treatment, and both new HIV infections and…

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Competition for Collaborative and Co-funded studentships now open

This competition invites academics, in collaboration with non-academic partners, to submit proposals for studentship projects to begin October 2017.

Collaboration partners must be non-academic organisations with an operating base in the UK – they can be private, public or voluntary sector organisations.

The deadline Wednesday 30 November 2016.


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AIDS 2016: ALPHA Network Symposium – Monday 18 July

The symposium ‘HIV Mortality Trends in Africa in the Treatment Era: New Evidence from the ALPHA Network’ takes place on Monday 18th July (Session Room 13) from 17:00 – 19:00.
Since the introduction of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) mortality has fallen dramatically in African countries affected by HIV. However, almost…

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MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2016/17

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who…

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