Jobs and Announcements

Accelerating universal health coverage: a call for papers
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2019

This issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation will explore policy options and country experiences on how to expand population coverage, service coverage and financial protection. The editors welcome manuscripts that capture knowledge and experience in addressing bottlenecks and root causes of stagnation that hamper successful UHC advancement. Papers which present an analysis of breakthroughs in health systems that have been conducive to rapid expansion of coverage are encouraged. Papers should focus on, for example, implementation science in health systems, innovative health financing, strategic purchasing, UHC and primary health care, the role of the private sector, policy coherence across government levels (particularly in decentralized health systems), the role of innovative technology and the design and use of health information. Best practices in good governance for health, based on transparency and accountability, would also be useful to learn how vested interests that hamper progress towards UHC are countered in different socioeconomic and political contexts. Comparative cross-country analyses are encouraged.

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): A Global Public Goods Perspective
Online discussion

How could enhancing the provision of select global public goods facilitate achieving the MDGs at the set target date? Read the complete background paper at You may subscribe to the MDGs and Global Public Goods discussion forum by sending a blank email to:

Action: Case Studies - Using the Law to Implement the Right to Health
Deadline: October 15, 2005

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is pleased to invite colleagues to submit relevant case studies from different countries and regions in Africa that document attempts to use the law to push states to implement policies relating to the provision of HIV/AIDS and health-related services. While HIV/AIDS is the focus of the project, case studies documenting attempts (successful or otherwise) in addressing other public health challenges are welcomed.

Further details: /newsletter/id/31090
Addressing Health Inequities Conference
Century City Conference Venue, Cape Town, South Africa. 10-12 February 2017

This conference is a Joint initiative of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), World Medical Association (WMA) and the School of Public Health at the University of Witwatersrand. The keynote speaker is Sir Michael Marmot, ex-Chair of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

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Adolescent and Youth Health Policy Short Course
Deadline for applications: 25 August 2017

This short-course in Cape Town, South Africa, has been developed to support staff of governmental and non-governmental organisations working at national, provincial and district levels, in the implementation of the new Adolescent & Youth Health Policy 2017 and allied policies. It aims to build the capacity of those with management responsibilities for the implementation of policies through improved knowledge about adolescence, key health problems affecting young people and priority evidence-based interventions to address them and strengthen programming skills. This course is provided by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, housed within the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC) at the University of Cape Town.

Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Grant to Influence Policy In Your Country
Application deadline: 30 November 2018

HER Voice Fund is giving out grants amounting to USD 2000 for activities meant to influence policy processes. The funds are to address the financial access barriers limiting community based organisations (CBOs) working on AGYW issues to fully participate in various stages of Global Fund processes in the 13 target countries. Relevant processes include Global Fund country dialogues across the various stages of the cycle (concept note development, grant-making, grant implementation and grant monitoring); and meaningful participation in related processes including but not limited to: HIV national strategic plans, frameworks, policies, guidelines- development and reviews and their accompanying or related monitoring and evaluation and operational plans; as well as strategies, policies and guidelines related to adolescent health and their well-being. These funds can be used to support short-term key activities including but not limited to: Transport to attend meetings related to Global Fund processes; meeting arrangements to facilitate dialogue processes by community based organisations and communication processes related to participation in key discussions and forums, among others. Applications can be submitted online or by email

Advanced Learning in International Health Research Ethics

The South African Research Ethics Training Initiative, SARETI, is a joint project by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Pretoria, faculty from Johns Hopkins University, and the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health to offer advanced learning in bioethics and health research ethics. The programme is aimed at scientists, health professionals, members of ethics review committees, public health personnel, social scientists, philosophers, ethicists, health journalists, lawyers, and other professionals whose work impacts on health.

Further details: /newsletter/id/30479
Advancing women's leadership and advocacy for AIDS action
Pan African Treatment Action Movement (PATAM)

PATAM would like to invite applications to the Global Women's Leadership in HIV/AIDS Workshop to be held July 16 – August 10 in Washington, DC. It is the first in a series of international, regional and country-level workshops under the new Advancing Women's Leadership and Advocacy for AIDS Action initiative. Funded by the Ford Foundation, partners include CEDPA, the UNAIDS/Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, International Center for Research on Women, International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, and the National Minority AIDS Council.

Advocacy and Human Rights Defence Manager: Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)
Call for applicants

A vibrant and cutting edge Cape Town-based NGO seeks an Advocacy and Human Rights Defence Manager to manage its Advocacy Programme. The position is available from the 1st August 2012. The organisation promotes the health and human rights of sex workers within the existing legal system in which sex work is criminalised, by providing and facilitating access to health care services for sex workers in several provinces in South Africa; facilitating the defence of sex workers’ human rights in and outside of court; providing safe spaces for sex worker empowerment and organising, and conducting action-oriented research and monitoring of sex worker human rights issues.