All posts by Michael Naranjo

Nicoal Pocock

Congratulations to Dr. Nicola Pocock

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Nicola Pocock as a new member the post-doctoral scholar community. Dr. Pocock passed her PhD viva examinations on 14th July 2017, with no changes required.

Dr Pocock’s seminal work on human trafficking for commercial fishing and health was co-supervised by…

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The Dilemma of Men’s Participation in Reproductive and Family Health

This is taken from the Centre of Gender Equity and Health blog

Holly Shakya and Beniamino Cislaghi

Everywhere in the world, life is more difficult for women than men. The difference between men’s and women’s lives in low and mid-income countries (LMIC) is a source of concern…

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Career Re-entry Fellowship

Career Re-entry Fellowship Deadline for Applications by 1 December 2016 The Gender, Violence and Health Centre is awarding one career re-entry fellowship to academic staff returning to academia to work on the trafficking and exploitation of women, adolescents and children in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Read more


Ending TB? Modelling and analysis by Anna Vassall in the Lancet Global Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) proposes to end tuberculosis by 2035. Is this feasible or an impossible dream? To answer this question, Anna Vassall and co-authors review mathematical models and intervention scenarios in two papers in the Lancet Global Health. Read more

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‘SASA! is the medicine that treats violence’ – Paper by Nambusi Kyegombe

Global Health Action has published a paper by Nambusi Kyegombe of the SaME group: “‘SASA! is the medicine that treats violence’. Qualitative findings on how a community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women created change in Kampala, Uganda”.

Read the paper here or download the pdf from this link…

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SASA! engagement

Tanya Abramsky blog in the Guardian

Tanya Abramsky, a research fellow in the SaME group, wrote a blog for The Guardian on the results of a trial of SASA!, an approach to preventing violence against women by challenging underlying norms that promote male dominance and women’s inferior status. SASA! was designed by Raising Voices, an…

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HIV and SRH services integration: Sedona Sweeney at AIDS 2014

In Melbourne in July 2014, the SaME group’s Sedona Sweeney presented findings on the impact on workload of the integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services.

Working with the Integra Initative, a joint research project with the Population Council, International Planned Parenthood Federation and London School…

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Mobilising sex workers for HIV prevention: A new publication in American Journal of Public Health

A new article, Community Mobilization and Empowerment of Female Sex Workers in Karnataka State, South India: Associations With HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk, is published in the August 2014 edition of American Journal of Public Health.

A series of behavioural-biological surveys in 2008 and 2011 in four districts…

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The SASA! Study published in BMC Medicine

On 31 July 2014, BMC Medicine published a paper on the study to evaluate the SASA! programme in Uganda. In summary, lead author Tanya Abramsky concluded that:

SASA! achieved important community-level impacts on attitudes and behaviours relating to violence and HIV-risk.”
Importantly, intervention impacts were seen at the…

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"20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia."

Dr Kate Mitchell presents at AIDS 2014 on PrEP for sex workers and MSM

Dr Kate Mitchell, a mathematical modeller in the SaME team,  presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia on 24 July 2014 on “Estimating the potential impact and efficiency of PrEP for FSWs and MSM in Bangalore, Southern India”

Reporting on the session on HIV prevention amongst female…

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