Deadline Extension: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa - Call for Papers for Publication

Closing date:

The call for papers submission deadline has been extended to 15 October 2015. Ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (IAC) to be held in Durban, South Africa, in July 2016, HEARD, in partnership with UNAIDS, UNDP, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SAfAIDS, the World Bank and the Southern African AIDS Trust, is seeking innovative contributions to a book project on ‘Prevention’. >>

The aim of the project is to bring together leading social scientists, public health experts, policymakers and the HIV-affected community to translate recent momentous advances into action that will address HIV prevention gaps in East and Southern Africa. The outcome document will form part of a pre-conference meeting at the IAC in Durban, 2016.  

We welcome social science-based contributions offering new thinking, fresh approaches or evidence-based findings to enhance and accelerate HIV prevention. 

  • Abstract submissions close on 15 October 2015
  • Click here for full details (PDF download)
  • Please direct questions about this publication, to the editor, Prof Nana Poku at [email protected]



HEARD is a leading applied research centre with a global reputation that through its research, education programmes, technical services, partnerships and networks, leads the dialogue in addressing the broad health challenges of Africa.

Our aim is to shape public health policy and practice to address health inequalities in Africa by catalysing, conducting and disseminating innovative research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic.

Established in 1998, the centre is based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with an Africa-wide mandate with research applicable across the continent that impacts on policies and programmes.