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Former I ACT Programme Manager Published in the African Journal of AIDS Research

Siyabonga Kave, former I ACT Programme Manager in the Eastern Cape, was recently published in the African Journal of AIDS Research. The study examines the role of support groups in linking and retaining newly diagnosed HIV patients to care. Support groups not only serve as formal link between newly...
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Don’t Simply Celebrate International Women’s Day – Act

By Dr. JudyAnn Bigby
The history of International Women’s Day dates back to 1909 when labor activists and suffragists organized National Woman's Day in New York City in the U.S. The United Nations adopted March 8 as International Women’s Day in 1975. It is tempting to acknowledge the progress women have made world-wide...
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This World AIDS Day we recognize the importance of addressing Gender-Based Violence to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS

By Dr. Judy Bigby
Today it is fitting that we recognize World AIDS Day in the midst of the campaign to end violence against women. Globally, women and girls ages 15 to 25 are at higher risk of HIV than any other group. Every week 1,745 young women in South Africa acquire new HIV infections. Their rate of infection is...
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Albertina Sisulu Centenary 2018 Memorial Lecture

The Albertina Sisulu Centenary 2018 Memorial Lecture was delivered by social and political activist, Graça Machel on Tuesday, 9 October. The lecture was hosted by the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences on the...
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South Africa Celebrates Women's Day

by Dr. Judy Bigby
Today is National Women's Day in South Africa. The day commemorates the protests that took place on August 9, 1956 when more than 20,000 women marched in Pretoria protesting the country's laws that required black South Africans to carry a pass that served to maintain population segregation and...