[URBANTH-L] CFP AIDS Conference: Bridging the gap between policy, research and interventions

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Fri Apr 15 13:15:12 EDT 2005

 «Bridging the gap between policy, research and interventions»

October 10th -14th 2005
Hôtel Meridien President
Dakar, Senegal

SAHARA is an alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use
social science research to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and
mitigate the impact of its devastation on South Africa, the SADC region and
sub-Saharan Africa.

This Social Aspect of AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) is a channel for
facilitating the sharing of research expertise, sharing knowledge,
conducting multi-site and multi-country research projects that are
exploratory, cross-sectional, comparative or intervention-based with the
explicit aim of generating new social science evidence for prevention, care
and impact mitigation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on individuals, families and

The SAHARA research network project is funded by DFID (United Kingdom), CIDA
(Canada) and implemented by the Human Science Research Council (South
Africa) in partnership with the Tropical Institute for Community Health
(Kenya) and University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal).

Goals and themes of the conference

The conference will bring together stakeholders interested in the Social
Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research in Africa.

The conference is expected to embrace all institutions, networks and

The Conference should be of specific interest to researchers and
policymakers who are interested in the following themes:

 - The cultural and socio-economic environment of vulnerability and access
to treatment.

 - Social, economic and psychological impact of HIV/AIDS on African women,
communities and countries.

 - Gender inequalities and access to prevention, treatment and care.

 - Stigma and social aspects of prevention, voluntary testing, treatment and

- The burden of HIV/AIDS on the health care system and the involvement of
the private sector in the fight against AIDS.

 - Policies, programs and responses to international, national and local

 - The nutrition and feeding of people living with HIV/AIDS and social
aspects of mother to child transmission of the disease.

 - Behavioral changes, structural changes and assessment of the

 - Socio-behavioral surveillance and socio-cultural aspects of
epidemiological surveillance.

 - Street children, sexual abuse, children in war and conflict situations;
ethnic and legal issues regarding the rights of women and children.

·        Abstracts on themes not appearing on this list may also be accepted
for presentation.

Call for abstracts:
We welcome the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the
field of HIV/AIDS.
Guidelines on how to submit your abstract can be found on the conference
Use the following URL link:

The deadline for abstract submission is  May 15, 2005.

The SAHARA 2004 Conference in Cape Town (May 9 - 12th  2004) attracted over
350 delegates from 33 countries.

Click here for more information about the Conference:

The Conference will be held in Dakar Senegal, October 10 - 14th  2005, at
the Hotel Meridien President.

 Dr Cheikh Ibrahima Niang
Institut des Sciences de l'Environnement
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Dakar - Sénégal
BP : 45716
Tel : 221 825 19 57
Fax : 221 824 60 25
Email : saharaconf05 at sentoo.sn

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