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.

For…

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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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International Early Career Scientist Program

The International Early Career Scientist Program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and will support up to 50 outstanding scientists working in selected countries outside the United States and United Kingdom.

The Funders seek to identify scientists who are or…

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ALPHA Network at 2016 International AIDS Conference Durban, South Africa

The ALPHA Network will join leading HIV researchers, advocates and public health experts at AIDS 2016 conference.

The bi-annual conference takes place 18-22 July, and is the largest gathering of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and global health experts.

The AIDS 2016 programme will present new scientific…

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

Applications are now open for an exciting five-day course on Stata Programming organised by Emma Slaymaker and Milly Marston

Dates: Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November 2016

Cost: £1,250

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

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New publication on the InSilico VA interpretation tool

Tyler H. McCormick, Zehang Richard Li, Clara Calvert, Amelia C. Crampin, Kathleen Kahn & Samuel J. Clark (2016): Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies, Journal of the American Statistical Association, DOI: 10.1080/01621459.2016.1152191…

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New publication: Malawi HIV policy review

Dasgupta AN, Wringe A, Crampin AC, Chisambo C, Koole O, Makombe S, Sungani C, Todd J, Church K. HIV policy and implementation: a national policy review and an implementation case study of a rural area of northern Malawi. AIDS care. 2016 Apr 21:1-3…

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ALPHA @PAA 2016

Chodziwadziwa Kabudula presented on Enhancing Demographic Datasets Through Record Linkage in an invited session on the Data Revolution in Africa: Recent Developments in Practice

A pdf of the presentation is available here…

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