Committed to a supportive student community

Distance learning doesn’t have to be a lonely journey. We put a lot of effort into ensuring that our students feel supported and connected and have easy access to all the information they need to complete their course, starting with informative sessions during the summer school.

Overcoming HIV/Aids requires a multidisciplinary approach

One of the stand-out features of our postgraduate diploma that makes it one of the most comprehensive and practical courses of its kind is that it looks at the HIV/Aids epidemic through a multidisciplinary lens. This has the added benefit that the knowledge that students gain can also be applied to other epidemics and pandemics.

Let communities lead the HIV/Aids battle

As a continuation of the theme of World Aids Day in 2023 – “Let communities lead” – the focus of this year’s summer school was on the role of effective community engagement in the fight against HIV/Aids.

Communities and youth are key changemakers in overcoming HIV/Aids

THE 2023 THEME for World Aids Day – “Let communities lead” – emphasised the critical role that communities play in making progress towards overcoming Aids. This acknowledgement of the strategic position of communities to connect people, build trust, facilitate change and enforce accountability was also the theme of the recent annual summer school for the flagship programme of the Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management at the university.

We value your summer school feedback

With the annual summer school being one of the biggest highlights on the Africa Centre calendar, our team dedicates a lot of time and effort to ensure that it’s well-organised, meets the needs of our students to set them up for success and inspires students for the year ahead.

MPhil graduation 2023: Meet the new HIV/Aids management advocates

THIS YEAR five of the Africa Centre’s students graduated with an MPhil in HIV/Aids Management. In line with global trends in concentrating on key and vulnerable populations in the fight against HIV/Aids, the research topics of all the graduates focused on the youth or young women.

Cross-disciplinary workshop commemorating World Aids Day illustrates the value of collaboration

On 28 and 29 November, the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) and Theology jointly hosted a consultative workshop about the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in health management. The event provided a platform for representatives from these disciplines to review, engage and collaborate on the topical issue of community health and opportuntuties and gaps relating to the involvement of FBOs.