All posts by Michael Naranjo

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

‘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”.

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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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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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Fern Terris-Prestholt at CAPRISA, Durban, March 2014

Fern Terris-Prestholt presented at the stakeholders Consultation on Tropical PrEP at Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, March 2014.

 

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The Lancet – Special focus on sexual violence in conflict

The Lancet – Special focus on sexual violence in conflict

The latest issue of The Lancet has a special focus to coincide with the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London June 10 – 14 2014.

Gender-based violence in war zones inflicts extreme suffering and is…

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Lancet comment by Hossain, Zimmerman and Watts

To coincide with the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place at the Excel London, 10 – 13 June 2014, The Lancet has published an article by Charlotte Watts, Cathy Zimmerman and Mazeda Hossain.

The full comment, Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict, can be read…

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