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Global Newsletter – September 2019
September 19, 2019

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CIPHER Grant Programme – Round 2020/2021 open for applications from October 1-31, 2019
September 16, 2019

The CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators, awarding up to US$150,000 for up to two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. This is a unique “stepping up” opportunity, designed to give investigators the experience they need to compete for larger funding. The grants are […]

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IeDEA-SA Investigator Matthew Fox Elected to Board of Epidemiology Organization
September 10, 2019

Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and IeDEA-SA site investigtor for Themba Lethu Clinic has been elected to serve on the board of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) as a member-at-large. Fox has been a member of SER for more than a decade. As a board member, he plans to foster new ways to expand […]

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IeDEA-SA PhD Student wins SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award


Serra Asangbeh, PhD student at the University of Bern has won the 2019 SSPH+ ScienceFlashTalk Award at the Swiss Public Health Conference Serra convinced the audience with her 3-minute flash talk on Fighting the ‘female cancer’. In her PhD project Serra identifies and evaluates monitoring indicators from international guidelines and those currently in use in Southern […]

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CROI 2020 – Abstract submissions and scholarship applications now open
August 30, 2019

Abstract submissions and scholarship applications for the 27th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) are now being accepted. The deadline for general abstract and scholarship submissions is September 26, 2019. Late-breaker abstract submissions are due by January 15, 2020. CROI 2020 will be held March 8 through 11, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information visit […]

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Global Newsletter – July 2019
August 13, 2019

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Travel Scholarships Available for the 2019 HIV Co-morbidity Workshop/EACS in Basel, Switzerland
June 17, 2019

Investigators from Resource-Limited Settings and Early Stage Investigators from All Countries can apply for Travel Scholarships for the 21st International Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions in Basel, Switzerland from 5–6 November 2019 Applications for the scholarship are due on Thursday 11th July 2019 by 12 midnight UK time and they cover the following: […]

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IAS Scientific Symposium 24 June 2019 in Harare – register now!


The International AIDS Society (IAS) is honoured to extend an invitation for participation in a scientific symposium fully endorsed by the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care, under the theme, Translating Science to End HIV in Southern Africa. The symposium will take place at the Holiday Inn in Harare, Zimbabwe on 24th June 2019. […]

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Global Newsletter – May 2019
May 27, 2019

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17th European AIDS Conference – Abstract submission closes 11 July
May 21, 2019

For four days in November 2019, Basel will become a global village for the exchange of knowledge on HIV and AIDS. The 17th European AIDS Conference will take place in Basel from November 6-9, 2019. International experts are brought together to share their science, expertise and experience. All healthcare professionals involved in the field of […]

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IAS 2019 pre-meeting registration now open


Prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City, Mexico this July there will be a series of pre-meetings providing an in-depth focus on key topics in advance of IAS 2019. Browse the list below and register to plan your pre-conference activities in Mexico City.

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17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS – abstract submission and registration now open
May 16, 2019

The 17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS will take place October 21-22, 2019, at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting is presented by the Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and […]

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Swiss TB Award 2019 for IeDEA-SA Researchers
May 10, 2019

This year’s prestigious Swiss TB Award from the Swiss Foundation for Tuberculosis Research was awarded to Kathrin Zürcher and Dr Marie Ballif from the University of Bern IeDEA Southern Africa team. The IeDEA-multi-regional study, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, shows that inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliably […]

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JIAS – special edition: call for papers
May 7, 2019

The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) has opened a call for papers for a new special issue on “Data-driven HIV prevention: the HIV prevention cascade and beyond” to be published in conjunction with the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). Deadline for submission is July 15 and papers could include: Empirical papers reporting studies […]

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IAS 2019 – Registration “Men & HIV forum” and call for abstracts


Registration for the “Men & HIV Forum” is now open. The forum will be held on July 20 in Mexico City prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019). For more information visit the  Men & HIV Forum and to register visit the IAS Website There is also a call for abstracts proposing […]

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3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence – Abstract Submission now open
May 6, 2019

The 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence will take place on October 2-4 in Nairobi, Kenya. Researchers, healthcare professionals and programmers from all over the world are invited to submit their abstracts on the following topics: Intervention and Service Delivery approaches (from community to facility, across the entire HIV cascade) Scaling up interventions: improving […]

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IWHOD 2019
April 8, 2019

IWHOD 2019 concluded successfully. Check out a selection of photos from IeDEA presentations here  

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Portrait article about IeDEA-SA co-PI Matthias Egger in journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.»
March 26, 2019

A portrait article about Matthias Egger was published in the March issue of the journal «The Lancet. Infectious diseases.». In the same issue, the publication «Drug susceptibility testing and mortality in patients treated for tuberculosis in high-burden countries: a multicentre cohort study» was also published. Continue reading

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Global Newsletter – March 2019
March 25, 2019

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Save the date: HIV Nursing 2019 will take place September 21-22, 2019, in Rome, Italy
March 15, 2019

HIV Nursing 2019 will offer an opportunity for discussion, debate, and networking as nurses from around the world collectively work to improve the prevention, care, treatment, and support services delivered to people affected by HIV. Moreover, the conference will focus on the role of nurse clinical leadership in supporting global programmatic targets (90-90-90) and the […]

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ICASA 2019 – Early registration is now open
March 12, 2019

The 20th ICASA conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from December 2 – 7 2019. Early registration is now open – for more details visit the ICASA 2019 website

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AORTIC 2019
November 5 – 8 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique
March 11, 2019

The AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa is a unique platform to learn and collaborate. The conference brings together multidisciplinary specialists from the global cancer community to reduce the impact of cancer in Africa. Registration is now open, for more information and to register visit the AORTIC website.

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CROI 2019
March 4, 2019

CROI 2019 is over. We look back to a very successful conference with many interesting talks and productive meetings. Access to selected IeDEA-meeting-presentations, the IeDEA-highlights, the full programme and to the webcasts.  

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Save the date: 2-4 October 2019 – 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence in Nairobi, Kenya


Adolescents are developmentally at a difficult crossroad, which makes it challenging to attract and sustain adolescents’ focus on maintaining their health. Every effort must be made to engage and retain adolescents in care so they can improve and maintain their health for the long term. read more

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Radio interview about the new multi-regional publication on TB drug resistance


Listen to an interview about the new Lancet paper “Drug susceptibility testing and mortality in patients treated for tuberculosis in high-burden countries: a multicentre cohort study” (in French) Additional media coverage (in German) can be accessed here The complete article can be accessed here

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SA AIDS Conference Durban
June 11-14 2019


The 9th SA AIDS Conference will be held at the Durban ICC from June 11 – 14 2019. This is a biannual conference hosted by Dira Sengwe and organised by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) who also serve as the Conference Secretariat for the Conference Committee Structures. This conference is the second largest HIV […]

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IAS 2019 – Early Programme preview


The programme preview of the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) is now available featuring the confirmed symposia and plenary sessions. Symposia sessions address critical issues that defy simple solutions. Focusing on a single, clearly defined topic or issue, speakers and delegates share experiences, contribute relevant research findings, and brainstorm ideas to identify […]

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IeDEA global Research Highlights 2018
February 8, 2019

The IeDEA global Research Highlights are now online – check them out here.

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Global Newsletter – January 2019
January 31, 2019

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New research article in JIAS about binge drinking among people living with HIV in four African countries
December 18, 2018

Hazardous alcohol consumption has been shown to be higher among people living with HIV compared to the general population. A new study from a collaboration between IeDEA West and South Africa looks at the prevalence of binge drinking among people living with HIV in four African countries. Read the full article in Journal of the […]

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CIPHER Fellowship Programme – Applications to the 2018/2019 round are now open
December 10, 2018

Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme CIPHER launched its Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme in 2017 to build and support clinical research leadership in paediatric and adolescent HIV in low- and middle-income countries, particularly high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. CIPHER Fellows are medical practitioners from sub-Saharan Africa with clinical research experience and […]

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CROI 2019 – General Registration Application System is now open!


The general registration application system for the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is now open. This year, CROI will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA, from March 4 through March 7, 2019.

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Global Newsletter – November 2018
December 4, 2018

The IeDEA Global Newsletter is now online IeDEA Global Newsletter January 2019

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Registration to IAS 2019 is now open
December 3, 2018

The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science will be held from July 21 to 24, 2019 in Mexico City. For more information and registration visit the IAS 2019 website

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World AIDS Day 2018


The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day was “Live life positively – know your HIV status”. Visit the UNAIDS website and read some of the World AIDS Day 2018 statements.

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IeDEA Consortium publishes journal supplement on research priorities for achieving universal HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa
November 20, 2018

Nearly all countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have adopted national polices for universal HIV treatment, regardless of CD4 cell count or clinical stage. Evidence to date from SSA suggests that, once linked to care, timely ART initiation with retention and viral suppression is the norm. However, ART initiation in SSA usually occurs late in the […]

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Global Newsletter – November 2018


The IeDEA Global Newsletter is now online IeDEA Global Newsletter November 2018

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INTEREST 2019 – Registration now open
November 13, 2018

Registration for INTEREST 2019 is open! Secure your participation soon as limited space is available. For more information and registration, please see

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Joint call AREF and EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships
November 6, 2018

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) are jointly calling for applications from emerging African health researchers for AREF-EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships.

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Adherence 2019 – Registration and abstract submission now open
November 1, 2018

Adherence 2019 will take place June 17-19, 2019, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL, USA. Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), this annual series of conferences features the presentation and discussion of HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research, and current behavioral and clinical perspectives in practicum, within the context of […]

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Call for Research Fellowship Applications in Cape Town
October 29, 2018

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) at the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), invites ambitious African research fellows to undertake adolescent research in an exciting flagship HIV research programme. Apply here for a fully funded opportunity to contribute to adolescent HIV/TB research, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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UCT CIDER made World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research
October 8, 2018

The Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town has been made the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research. The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, […]

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IAS CIPHER Research Grant Programme – Application deadline 26 October 2018
September 17, 2018

The IAS CIPHER Research Grant Programme will focus on operational science in paediatric HIV, providing first-time primary investigators awards of up to US$150,000 for two years. Applications now open. Learn more here

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Global Newsletter – September 2018
September 12, 2018

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Men aren’t being tested for HIV. How health services can plug the gap: Article in The Conversation by Dr Morna Cornell
August 28, 2018

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths. This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key […]

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Winter School 2019 – Registration opens 15th July
July 11, 2018

The program for the 10th Swiss Epidemiology Winter School is published and registration will open on Sunday, 15th July 2018! Please find the course program here or on our website. Detailed information about the courses and their contents as well as information about social events, accommodation and FAQs is also provided on the website. Empirically […]

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Matthew Fox joins International HIV/AIDS Journal Editorial Board


Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and site investigator for the Themba Lethu Clinic, joined the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society as a deputy editor in May 2018. Fox is co-director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium, University of the Witwatersrand, […]

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Global Newsletter – June 2018
June 27, 2018

The IeDEA Global Newsletter is now online IeDEA Global Newsletter – June 2018  

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EDCTP – Calls for proposals
June 11, 2018

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funds 11 calls this year on clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. The EDCTP funds clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan […]

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Article in Nature on CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration paper
May 28, 2018

In the Nature Research News & Views section an article has been published focusing on the CIPHER (Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research) Global Cohort Collaboration paper about Inequality in outcomes for adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

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Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity – University of Cape Town
May 24, 2018

Call for applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship HIV-exposed uninfected child health outcomes – deadline 22nd June 2018 The Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) at the University of Cape Town School of Public Health, in partnership with the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) is pleased to announce a call for […]

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SSPH+ Global PhD Program in Public Health Sciences
May 23, 2018

Doctoral fellowships in public health sciences available for talented students from all over the world: first call will be launched on July 2, 2018. Continue reading

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Open Call – SARECO – Swiss-African Research Cooperation
May 22, 2018

Deadline for submission: 10th June 2018 The Leading House for sub-Saharan Africa has launched a call for advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers from Switzerland and sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants can apply for a visiting fellowship between 3 and 15 months and eligible costs include equipment costs, research funds and mobility stipends. Projects should address […]

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Global Newsletter – April 2018
April 19, 2018

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The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity for African researchers
April 10, 2018

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative – a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health Application process opens April 11, 2018 – Application deadline May 11, 2018 The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill […]

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SNSF professorship awarded to IeDEA-SA Researcher Gilles Wandeler
March 2, 2018

In February 2018, the Swiss National Science Foundation awarded 39 new SNSF professorships to outstanding young researchers. Gilles Wandeler from the University of Bern is one of them – Congratulations! More information about the programme can be found here

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Global Newsletter – February 2018
February 28, 2018

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2018 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit (Geneva, May 3-4, 2018)
February 27, 2018

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) will host the 2018 Controlling the HIV Epidemic Summit on May 3-4, 2018, at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The summit partners include the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), […]

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Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference Johannesburg 24 – 27 October 2018
February 13, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – submission deadline 6 August 2018 The Scientific Committee invites papers of high quality in HIV research relevant to the Southern Africa context. Work that introduces new research, ideas and understanding to the field is encouraged. Click here for more information and to submit

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Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme
February 12, 2018

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is delighted to announce the launch of the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung Application deadline: 15th March 2018 The aim of the Excell programme is to enhance research capacity in global health – by African scientists in Africa for Africa. Through this 2-year […]

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12th INTEREST Conference
29 May – 1 June 2018, Kigali, Rwanda
January 29, 2018

The 12th INTEREST Conference (known as the ‘African CROI’) 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 in Africa to share pivotal findings, promote collaboration, and transfer experiences across several fields and many continents. The conference will […]

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Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV service delivery – Call for applications
January 25, 2018

Application deadline 19 February 2018 The Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme, an initiative of the IAS Educational Fund,  is aimed at contributing to improving the quality of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings by providing two-year fellowships to five clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa, who will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at […]

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HIV drug resistance now high enough to trigger a change in first-line treatment in eastern and southern Africa
December 5, 2017

HIV drug resistance is increasing rapidly in southern and eastern Africa and Latin America and, as a result, it may soon be necessary to change the recommended first-line antiretroviral drug regimen in many countries to integrase inhibitor-based treatment, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 30 November.

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