January 2017


By Henry Zakumumpa Published by the Daily Monitor, distributed by allAfrica.com Mid-last month, I was invited by the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism in Uganda to make a presentation on our three-year research examining the sustainability of HIV treatment programmes in health facilities in Uganda. Immediately after my presentation, I was inundated with calls to disseminate the study findings to a broader audience. And here is why. Over the past three years, there have been 'game changers' on the global scene regarding HIV treatment eligibility. In 2014, UNAIDS unveiled the ambitious 90-90-90 targets apart of which aim at enrolling 90 per cent of those with HIV on sustained antiretroviral treatment(ART) by 2020. In November 2015, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced new treatment guidelines recommending that all diagnosed with HIV be enrolled on ART regardless of disease stage. Even prior to this 'test and

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships. The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region, solving development issues in the region and strengthening universities, research institutes and research networks in Eastern Africa, and contributing to the establishment of regional networks between these institutions. This is in line with CARTA’s objective of producing a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. Funding is generally granted for a period of 3 years.EligibilityApplicants must be CARTA fellows in the Eastern Africa region. Applications are only open to