Wits RHI in the News

09 October 2018

Education: Leaders in science and medicine are inspiring change

Today, the buzzword in leadership is “transformation”. Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where the leader, along with their team, is able to identify the challenges ahead and the resources available, is able build a long-term vision for the team and is constantly engaging and involving the employees to perform to the best of their abilities and grow professionally and personally in the process.

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19 September 2018

Buoyant mood at Sisonke’s national meeting for decriminalisation of sex work

For three days; Sisonke members, sex workers and supporting organisations converged at Gender Links Cottages and Conferencing, Johannesburg for its 8th annual national meeting to discuss strides achieved by the movement and challenges constantly experienced by sex workers in South Africa.

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18 September 2018

SA’s First Lady leaves for official visit to the US

The presidency says Dr Motsepe will have a conversation with a group of students from the Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
Dr Tshepo Motsepe, the spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, will on Tuesday embark on an official visit to the United States.

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22 August 2018

Tsepiso Makwetla in conversation with SA’s first Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe

Today we begin our Women's Month feature. We'll be speaking to phenomenal women who are in and outside of the media glare; influential women; those who are bringing change to their communities. We start the conversation with Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, a medical doctor who champions maternal, child and neonatal healthcare, and early childhood development. She's also been a pioneer in reproductive healthcare rights in her role at the then Wits Reproductive Health Research Institute in the late 1990s.

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14 August 2018

Medical male circumcision: is the HIV prevention claim wrong?

Circumcision is a proven intervention that reduces the chance of contracting HIV by 60%, but to scientists’ surprise, a study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.

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03 August 2018

Many miles for youth service

Ananelang Tumi Motumi (26), who has just returned from Amsterdam following a reward trip to the World AIDS Conference 2018, describes the experience as the best time of her life.

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17 July 2018

HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 to 49 years in SA is 20.6% - HSRC

Pretoria, Tuesday 17 July 2018 – The number of new HIV infections (incidence) significantly declined in 2017 when compared to findings of a similar survey conducted in 2012. This decreasing trend is consistent with the previous estimates of HIV incidence. This is one of the main findings of the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, 2017, officially launched today by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at the National Department of Health in Pretoria.

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17 July 2018

Spread of HIV falls but risky conduct persists

Researchers worry that the gains are largely due to interventions such as improved ARV treatment rather than changed behaviour.

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17 July 2018

HIV infections down in SA - but so is condom use

The number of new HIV infections in South Africa is dropping‚ but there were still 231‚000 people who contracted HIV in 2017.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) released their fifth national HIV Prevalence‚ Incidence‚ Behaviour and Communication Survey on Tuesday in Pretoria.

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08 July 2018

Quest for AIDS vaccine gets hopeful boost

Paris, France - The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost on Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection.

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