New publication: AIDS and the gender gap in life expectancy

Bruno Masquelier (Universite Catholique de Louvain) and Georges Reniers (LSHTM) prepared a short article on AIDS and the gender gap in life expectancy in Africa for Populations et Sociétés; a popular science journal published by the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED)

“In 2016, a million people…

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Fully-funded scholarships for the MSc in Demography & Health – UK residents

Up to four fully-funded MSc scholarships are available from PIC for our London-based MSc in Demography & Health and the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research – UK residents only. Apply normally for the MSc through the LSHTM portal; scholarship applications are submitted by LSHTM

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Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning

MSc Demography and Health by distance learning

Commonwealth Scholarships now available

 

This unique online course offers professional training for those who wish to acquire technical expertise in demographic measurement and estimation; and in understanding the interlinkages between population health, sexual behaviour, fertility, ageing, inequality and migration.

 

The curriculum…

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Clinic on Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data

Clinic on Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data
May 28 – June 8, 2018
African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, South Africa

Request for Applications
The International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program invites applications to the ninth annual Clinic on Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data (MMED). This 2-week…

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The 12th INTEREST Conference (known as the ‘African CROI’)

The 12th INTEREST Conference (known as the ‘African CROI’ with an African focus, which may be of interest to some of the ALPHA DSS sites) will take place from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research…

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GSK scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa for MSc study at LSHTM – deadline 18 February

Three scholarships are offered to support the training and development of the next generation of leaders in global health, and strengthen the capacity of health systems and health-related research in Africa.

These highly competitive scholarships are available to applicants intending to study on a one-year, full-time, London…

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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 https://www.ahri.org/outstanding-postdoctoral-scientists…

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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 http://sti.bmj.com/content/93/Suppl_3.

The blog post is available at http://blogs.bmj.com/sti/?p=1310.

 

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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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