Wits University HIV Breakthrough

Two University of the Witwatersrand scientists have made major strides in the quest of finding a vaccine to prevent the HIV infection. The researchers, Maria Papathanasopoulos and Dr Penny Moore, will present a research lecture on their internationally recognised work at the University of the Witwatersrand on 26 November 2013.

Papathanasopoulos argues that, although condoms and male circumcision works to prevent HIV, about 1 000 South Africans are still infected every day.

Bala Appointed UNAIDS Ambassador

Gospel and RnB musician, Loyiso Bala, has been appointed as the national Goodwill Ambassador for the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
UNAIDS coordinator, Catherine Sozi, says that Bala would use the position to speak out about the stigma and discrimination suffered by HIV-infected people and on gender inequality and gender-based violence.

Anova Health Institute: Clinical Programme Specialist

Anova Health Institute is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the Department of Health, with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV. Anova is primarily funded by the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for Development (USAID).

Anova Health Institute seeks to appoint a Clinical Programme Specialist, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The Clinical Programme Specialist will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Humana People to People South Africa: Programme Director Communications

Humana People to People South Africa is a South Africa NGO committed to empower and uplift disadvantaged communities. The organisation is a member of the international Federation Humana People to People. The aim of the Partnership Office is to establish partnerships with and raise funds from government, business, other organisations and foundations in order to create the foundation for the further expansion of operations in South Africa.

TB/HIV Care Association: Professional Nurses – OR Tambo

The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint Professional Nurses, based in OR Tambo, Eastern Cape.

The Professional Nurses will participate in a ground-breaking HIV prevention programme focusing on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme: Programme Coordinator

The International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) and the Swedish Industrial and Metalworkers’ Union (IF Metall) have jointly decided to initiate and implement a long-term strategy to contribute to the establishment and/or support of HIV and AIDS programmes at Swedish related workplaces in Sub Saharan Africa. Through the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme (SWHAP), individual programmes are now in place at more than 200 workplaces in 11 countries in Africa.


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