Conference

Presentations and Posters

 


 

The Centre for Research in HIV and AIDS and its associates have participated in a range of conferences, through  oral and poster presentations.

Some of these are listed here.

 

Presentations and posters:

Director, associates and doctoral students

 

 

Presentation:Zarowsky C. 2013. HIV and AIDS research in complex contexts of inequality: Joining up, scaling up, or giving up? CR-CHUM Seminar, Universite de Montreal, 5 September 2013.

Presentation:Zarowsky, C and S. Guttmacher. 2013. What’s HIV got to do with it? Cross-border migrant perspectives on survival and HIV. SA AIDS, Durban, South Africa, 20 June 2013.

Poster: Shamu S, Zarowsky C, Temmerman M, Abrahams N. 2012. Harmony or Harm? Unpacking the effects of HIV testing and disclosure during pregnancy on intimate partnerships in Zimbabwe. AIDS 2012, Washington D.C., July 2012.

Poster: Shamu S, Zarowsky C, Temmerman M, Abrahams N. 2012. Intimate Partner Violence and HIV testing and disclosure in Zimbabwe. AIDS 2012, Washington D.C., July 2012.

Presentation: Zarowsky C. 2012. Look for new heaven: Social determinants and social dynamics of health, migration, and dis-ease. Poverty and Inequality in South Africa: Towards Carnegie 3. Cape Town, 5-7 September 2012.

Poster: Uwimana J, Jackson D, Zarowsky C, Hausler H. 2012. Provision of TB and HIV integrated services including prevention to mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in a rural district,South Africa: Healthcare providers and patients perspectives. 43rd Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia: 13-17 November 2012.

Poster: Uwimana J, Jackson D, Zarowsky C, Hausler H, Radebe NS & Makhaye S. 2012. Operational research in strengthening health-systems interventions in Africa: Lessons learned from community engagement in collaborative tuberculosis/HIV/preventingmother-to-child transmission activities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, November 2012.

Poster: Zarowsky C, Parsons A, Jackson D, Hamza E, De Oliveira T, Struthers P. 2011.The “everyday” politics of HIV policy implementation in post-denialism South Africa. 16th ICASA, Addis Ababa, 4-8 December 2011.

Poster: Zarowsky C. 2010. Scaling up, joining up, or giving up? Real world experiences in capacity strengthening to address HIV and AIDS in South Africa. AIDS 2010, Vienna, 16 July 2010.

Poster: Lerebo W, Jackson D, Zarowsky C, Callens S, Doherty T, Tabana H, Zembe W, Avery R. 2010. Demographic and socio-economic factors associated with the uptake of VCT in rural South African community. AIDS 2012, Vienna, 16 July 2010.

Poster: Zarowsky C. 2010. Scaling up, joining up, or giving up? Real world experiences of human capacity development to confront HIV and AIDS in South Africa. AIDS 2010, Meeting of the IAS, Vienna. July 2010.

Poster: Shamu S , Abrahams N, Temmerman M, Zarowsky C.. 2010. A systematic review of studies on prevalence of Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and risk of HIV infection in Africa. AIDS 2010, Vienna, 16 July 2010.

Poster: Muzigaba M, Puoane T, Ngomane NH, Achia T, Sanders, D. 2010.  The effectiveness of the WHO treatment guidelines in the management of malnourished children who are HIV positive: A pilot study in two rural hospitals in South Africa.

Presentation:Rebert J, Jackson D, Sanders D, Zarowsky C. 2009. Human capacity development to address HIV & AIDS in South Africa. PHASA, Durban, October 2009.

 

 

Invited presentations and expert consultations

 

Consultation: Zarowsky C. 2012.  Key population guidelines. Cape Town, 8 July 2012. (Product: Operational Guidelines for HIV Programmes for Key Populations in South Africa, National Department of Health Version 0.4 19 July 2012)

Panel organizer: Zarowsky C. 2012.  Roundtable Debate: Congruence or Conflict? Stakeholder Perspectives on Research Capacity Development. COHRED/Global Forum for Health Research Forum 2012, Cape Town, 26 April 2012.

Conference co-organizer and co-chair: Zarowsky C. 2012.  Learning about research capacity strengthening: reflections on challenges, strategies and culture. HRCS Global Learning.Satellite Conference, COHRED/Global Forum for Health Research, Forum 2012. Cape Town, 23 April 2012.

Session in a workshop: Zarowsky C. 2010.  HIV and Public Health. Workshop: Integrating HIV, Public Health and Development in Southern Africa. HEARD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 1-5 November 2010.

Seminar: Zarowsky C. 2010.  Public Health in the Age of HIV: Reflections on research and practice capacity from South Africa. IDRC, 19 October, 2010.

Zarowsky C. 2010. HIV and mental health in context: Reflections from South Africa. Summer Programme in Global Mental Health Research, McGill University, 3 June 2010.

Zarowsky C. 2009. Pre-Conference meeting of health systems experts, HIV researchers and implementers: Accelerating the impact of HIV programming on health systems strengthening. International AIDS Society/Rockefeller Foundation, Cape Town, 17-18 July 2009.

Steering Committee: Zarowsky C. 2008.  VLIR/University of Western Cape Dynamics of Building a Better Society Partnership, Programme on HIV/TB, Health Systems, and Gender; Selection Panel, DBBS doctoral scholarships on HIV, health systems, and gender based violence. Bellville, South Africa, 11-12 December 2008.

 

Human Capacity Development
to address HIV and AIDS in SA

Some of the presentations and posters given at conferences in the last five years by projects which were part of the multi-year CDC-funded project are as follows.

 

Community health workers

Presentation: Nkosi, B, Schneider, H, Lehmann, U Trends in CHW Literature in low and middle income countries, 1996-2012. Research on Community Health Workers in South Africa. School of Public Health, UWC, 7 June 2012. 

Presentation: Van Pletzen, E, Zulliger, R, Gitomer, S, Moshabela, M, Schneider, H. Community Care Worker Programmes at a crossroads? The status of health-related non-profit organizations in a shifting policy environment. PHASA conference, Johannesburg, 2011.

Presentation: Lehmann, U. Impact of HIV scale‐up on health workforce dynamics: Opportunities for rethinking traditional roles and concepts. Pre-conference meeting, 2010.

Presentation: Lehmann, U, Moving community health workers into the centre of integrated HIV service delivery in Africa? IAS. 2010.

Presentation: Schneider, H, Lehmann, U, Matwa, P, Colvin, C. Mobilising community health workers for HIV/AIDS in SA: A sustainable response to the human resource crisis? PHASA Conference, East London, 2009.

 

Human Resource Information Systems

 

Presentation: Mathews, V. 2012. A case study of an urban and rural district in the public health sector monitoring the Human Resources for Health using human resource information. Human resources, health and HIV: Do districts know who’s doing what, and where? A case study of an urban and rural district in the public health sector monitoring Human Resources for Health using human resource information, University of the Western Cape.

Poster/ presentation: Mathews, V. Using Action Research to develop a district-based information system: A case study approach. First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, 2010.

Poster/ presentation: Mathews, V. Using Action Research to develop a district-based information system. Public Health Association of South Africa conference, East London, 2010.

 

Nursing

 

Presentation: Walker, S, Van der Berg, L & Mbombo, N. Lived experiences of midwifery students concerning PMTCT programme. Society of midwives in South Africa (SOMSA) Conference, St George Hotel, Pretoria, 4 -6 December 2012.

Presentation: Bimerew, M. An assessment of undergraduate nurse-midwifery students’ clinical performance on PMTCT competencies. 11 October 2012.

Presentation: Mbombo, N. Scaling-up best practices in midwifery education and practice to strengthen health systems to improve maternal health outcomes in Africa. The 6th Regional Forum on Best Practices in Health and the Directors’ Joint Consultative. Committee Meeting, Arusha, United Tanzania, 14-17 August 2012.

Presentation: Mbombo, N. Using evidence to integrate PMTCT competencies into undergraduate nursing curriculum: Pedagogical approaches. 12th Annual conference, Tau Lamda-at-Large Chapter. Lilongwe, Malawi, 2 -4 July 2012.

Presentation: Mbombo, N. Strengthening midwives and midwifery practice. ICM Conference ( 20-23 June 2011, Durban.

Presentation: Mbombo, N. Integrating HIV competencies into undergraduate midwifery curriculum: Clinical and pedagogical challenges on PMTCT. Goudini Spa, Cape Town, 9- 12 March, 2010.

Presentation: Bimirew, M. Integrating PMTCT Competencies in undergraduate midwifery curriculum: Pedagogical challenges. Nurse Educator Association (NEA) Conference, 2010.

Presentation: Bimerew, M. Building capacity through training of nurse-midwives in community-based prevention of Mother–to-child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), Durban, 30Nov- 2December 2009.

Presentation: Bimerew, M. Strengthening Health System Through Training Midwives in Community-based Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission(PMTCT): The UWC experience. Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), Durban, 30 Nov- 2 December 2009.

Presentation: Newman, D. Prevention of Mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT): A competency-based training manual for undergraduate midwives. National Midwives AIDS Alliance Conference, Johannesburg, May 2009. 

 

Web-based HIV&TB materials for schools

 

Presentation: Christoffels, A. How to be a health activist. TB intervention in Western Cape schools. 3rd South African TB conference, Durban, 2012.

Poster: Struthers P, Rooth E, Sylvester T, Christoffels A. A resource for developing lifeskills in Grade 8. PHASA conference, Johannesburg, 2011.

Presentation: Rooth E, Sylvester T, Struthers P, Christoffels A. A Holistic Participatory Approach to Counter TB and HIV/AIDS in Schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. London International Conference on Education (LICE). 2010.

Poster: Struthers P, Rooth E, Sylvester T, Christoffels A. A creative interactive approach to learning about TB and HIV: A grade 8 Life Orientation curriculum. PHASA conference, East London, 2010.

Presentation: Christoffels, A. A community engagement. Health Promoting Schools Conference, University of the Western Cape, 2009.

 

Health promoting schools

 

Struthers P. 2013. Integrated School Health Programme and Caring and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL): Are schools ready? Health Promoting Schools Symposium, , University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, 14 May 2014.

Struthers P, Moolla N. 2013. Building health promoting schools through whole school development. International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Pattaya, Thailand, 25-29 September 2013.

Struthers P, Rooth E, Collett K, Lawrence E, Mohamed S, Moolla N, Sonn B, Wegner L. 2013. Health Promoting Schools: An action guide in the context of TB and HIV and AIDS. Meet the authors workshop, International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Pattaya, Thailand, 25-29 September 2013.

Struthers P. 2013. Participatory approaches in working with the school community. NCD workshop, International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Pattaya, Thailand, 25-29 September 2013.

Presentation: Cameron, N, Struthers, P. and others. Students service learning linked to the development of a health promoting school. Academic Year Day, University of Stellenbosch, 2011

Cameron N, Prieser R, Struthers P, Mohamed S, Lawrence,E. 2011. Implications for studying health promoting schools as complex systems: a case study in Cape Town. Health Promoting Schools Colloquium, Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study, Stellenbosch, 9-11 November 2011.

Poster: Lawrence E, Sonn, B, Collett,K . Learners as activists for healthy schools and communities. PHASA, 2010.

Moolla N. 2011. Health promoting schools, whole school development and intersectoral action. Health Promoting Schools Colloquium, Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study, Stellenbosch, 9-11 November 2011.

Presentation: Mohamed, S. Realistic Evaluation of Health Promoting Schools. 4th National Congress on Health Education & Promotion, Iran, 2011.

Presentation: Struthers P, Wegner L and De Koker, Lerebo W. The development, Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of a health promoting school monitoring tool. IUHPE Conference, 11-15 July 2010.

Presentation: Struthers P, Collett K, Lawrence, E, Mohamed S, Moolla N, Sonn B, Wegner L. Developing health promoting schools to reduce the spread of HIV and TB: A Human and Organizational Capacity Development Project. Opening of the HIV Research Centre, March 2010.

Presentation: Struthers P. The development of Health Promoting Secondary Schools in Cape Town to reduce the spread of TB and HIV. VLIR Symposium. 2009.

 

PLUS presentations for which there are powerpoint presentations

 

Developing and sustaining health promoting schools:Lessons from a Western Cape Project - Prof Patricia Struthers (PI)
St. Andrew’s High School : A health Promoting Journey 2008-2011 – Madeleine Daniels
Universities working with schools, Health promoting schools, HIV & TB – Trish Struthers

Implications for studying health promoting schools as complex systems: A case study in Cape Town - Neil Cameron, Rika Prieser, Trish Struthers, Suraya Mohamed, Estelle Lawrence
Coming full circle – disseminating research in the community - Prof Trish Struthers, Prof Lisa Wegner, Suraya Mohamed, Dr Nadeen Moolla, Karen Collett, Brenda Sonn, Dr Estelle Lawrence
Developing Secondary Schools as Health Promoting Schools for the Prevention of HIV and TB: A Collaborative Approach – Suraya Mohamed, Patricia Struthers, Estelle Lawrence

 

PLUS more posters

 

Health Promoting Schools: Using Reflective Writing to build Self-Esteem in Adolescents

 

Mohamed 2009 HPS-Symposium tn

 

 

 

Developing Health Promoting Secondary Schools: A Participatory Action Research Project

 

Struthers 2009 HPS-Symposium tn

 

 

 

Using Experiential Learning to bring Leadership Skills to Elsies River/Ravensmead Youth

 

Lawrence 2009 HPS Symposium tn

 

 

 

Learners' Perspectives of Health Promoting Schools in the Western Cape

 

De-Koker 2010 PHASA Poster-thumbnail

 

 

 

Developing Secondary Schools As Health Promoting Schools for the Reduction of HIV and TB: A Collaborative Approach

 

Mohamed 2010 IUHPE Poster tn

 

 

The Development, Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of a Health Promoting School Monitoring Tool

 

Struthers 2010 IUHPE Poster tn

 

 

School Health: A Selective or Comprehensive Approach?

 

Struthers 2011 PHASA Poster-School-Health-Policy tn

 

Building Health Promoting Schools: Through Whole School Development

 

Struthers 2012 BasicEducationConference Durban Poster tn

 


Other posters

 

The "everyday" politics of HIV policy implementation in post-denialism South Africa

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Scaling Up, Joining Up, or Giving Up?

IAS 2010 poster zarowsky This poster was presented in 2010 at the XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria.

 

 

WHO Treatment

who treatment poster
 

 

A systematic review of studies on Intimate Partner Violence during pregnancy and risk of HIV infection in Africa

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HIV and AIDS-related presentations
- by the School of Public Health

This listing gives an idea of the variety and extent of HIV-related work being done in the School of Public Health – in the form of presentations at national and international conferences and workshops – as a major contributor to HIV-related work at the university.

National

Kerber, K. Neonatal and child cause of death in South Africa: a systematic analysis of available cause of death data for children under-five. Priorities in Perinatal Care, PH Kruger Gate, 6-9 March 2012.  

Kerber, K. Improving estimates for neonatal and under-five mortality in South Africa. Child Health Priorities, Port Elizabeth, 1 November 2012.  

Kerber, K. Neonatal mortality in South Africa: Progress and priorities.National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, Johannesburg, 21 November 2012.

Mathole, T, Parsons, A, Cailhol, J & Sanders, D Oral presentation: South Africa’s responses to human resources challenges in their implementation of ART programmes. 8th Conference of Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), Bloemfontein, 5-7 September 2012.

Uwimana, J. Paper presentation:TB/HIV integration. 3rd SA TB Conference on TB/HIV integration, International Convention Centre, Durban, 12-15 June 2012.

International

Bradley, HA, Butler, N, Lehmann, U. Oral presentation: Identifying roles and competencies of district pharmacists: A case study from Cape Town, South Africa. World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012, 72th Congress of FIP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-8 October 2012.

Goga, A, Dinh, TH, Jackson, D, Dlamini, N, Mosala, T, Lombard, T, Puren, A, Sherman, G, Crowley, S, Woldesenbet, W, Solomon, W, Ramokolo, V, Pillay, Y and the South Africa PMTCT Evaluation (SAPMTCTE) team. Impact of the National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Program on Perinatal Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT) Measured at 6 weeks Postpartum, South Africa (SA): Results of the First Year of Implementation of the 2010 PMTCT Guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA, July 2012.

Jackson D for the South African PMTCT Evaluation Team. Examining the PMTCT Cascade. How well is South Africa doing? Results of the SA PMTCT Evaluation, 2010. Priorities in Perinatal Care Conference 2012, Kruger Gate, South Africa, March 2012.

Jackson, D., Tabana, H. Naik, R., Doherty, T., Madurai, L. Quality of in home rapid HIV testing by community lay counsellors in rural South Africa. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, October 2012.

Jackson, D., Woldesenbet, S., Goga, A., Dinh, TH., Lombard, C., Solomon, W., Ramokolo, V., Koopman, F., and the South Africa PMTCT Evaluation (SAPMTCTE) team. Identifying gaps along the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade to achieve the Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) elimination goals: Results from the South African PMTCT Effectiveness Survey (SAPMTCTE), 2011. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, October 2012.

Kerber, K. Lawn, J.and Jackson, D. Update of a systematic analysis of causes of death for South African newborns and children. Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 June 2012.

Kerber, K. and Lawn, J. Neonatal mortality: Priorities for improving the estimates. Inter-agency Group for Mortality Estimation (IGME) Technical Advisory Meeting. New York, USA 17-18 December 2012.

Lawn, J. Kerber, K. and Jackson, D. Preliminary results of a systematic analysis of causes of death for South African newborns and children. Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, New York, USA, 22-24 October 2012.

Lawn, J. Kerber, K. and Jackson, D. National estimates of the causes of death for neonates and children under-five in South Africa.Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group, Geneva, Switzerland, 22-24 June 2011

Leon, N, Schneider, H, Daviaud, E.Poster session: A Health Systems Framework for appraising the scale-up challenges of mHealth4CBS in South Africa. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, China, 31 October–3 November 2012.

Mathole, T, Parsons, A, Cailhol, J & Sanders, D. Poster Presentation:Sustainability of global and government responses to health system challenges in implementing HIV programmes in South Africa. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, China, 31 October–3 November 2012.

Parsons, A. Poster presentation: Taking account of global funding for HIV treatment in South Africa’s Universal Health Coverage Plan. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, China, 31 October–3 November 2012.

Shamu, S, Zarowsky, C, Temmerman, M., Abrahams, N. Poster presentation: Harmony or Harm? Unpacking the effects of HIV testing and disclosure during pregnancy on intimate partnerships in Zimbabwe. AIDS 2012, Washington D.C., USA, 22-27 July 2012.

Shamu, S, Zarowsky, C, Temmerman, M., Abrahams, N. Poster presentation: Intimate partner violence and HIV testing and disclosure in Zimbabwe. AIDS 2012, Washington D.C., USA, 22-27 July 2012.

Uwimana, J. Chair of Oral abstract session: TB in special populations: Mothers, Migrants, Military and more. 43rd Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, Kuala- Lumpur, Malaysia. 13-17 November 2012.

Uwimana, J. Poster presentation: Provision of TB and HIV integrated services including PMTCT in a rural district in South Africa: Healthcare and patients’ perspectives. 43rd Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, Kuala- Lumpur, Malaysia. 13-17 November 2012.

Uwimana, J. Poster presentation: Strengthening Health Systems Research in Africa through Operational Research: lessons learned from community engagement in collaboration TB and HIV activities including PMTCT in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, China, 31 October–3 November 2012.

Uwimana, J, Jackson, D, Zarowsky, C, Hausler, H. Provision of TB and HIV integrated services including Prevention to mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in a rural district, South Africa: Healthcare providers and patients perspectives. 43rd Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-17 November 2012.

Uwimana, J, Jackson, D, Zarowsky, C, Hausler, H. Radebe, NS. & Makhaye, S. Operational research in strengthening health systems interventions in Africa:Lessons learned from community engagement in collaborative tuberculosis/ HIV/preventing mother-to-child transmission activities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, China, 31 October–3 November 2012.

Van Wyk, B. Health systems barriers to adherence to antiretroviral treatment Programme in Rural South Africa. Irish Forum for Global Health Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2-3 February 2012.

Woldesenbet, A, Jackson, D, Lombard, C, Dlamini, N, Puren, A, Sherman, G, Mosala, T, Crowley, S, Solomon, W, Ramokolo, V, Koopman, F, Pillay, Y. Identifying gaps along the Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade to achieve the mother-to-child elimination goals: results from the South African PMTCT Effectiveness Survey (SAPMTCTE), 2011. International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA, July 2012.

Goga, A, Dinh, TH, Jackson, D, Dlamini, N, Mosala, T, Lombard, T, Puren, A, Sherman, G, Crowley, S, Woldesenbet, W, Solomon, W, Ramokolo, V, Pillay, Y and the South Africa PMTCT Evaluation (SAPMTCTE) team. Impact of the National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Program on Perinatal Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT) Measured at 6 weeks Postpartum, South Africa (SA): Results of the First Year of Implementation of the 2010 PMTCT Guidelines Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, October 2012.