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Researchers on Male Genital Mutilation (MGM)/Circumcision Efficacy

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ORGANIZATION: Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

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Could you help an international health organisation research the Efficacy of Male Genital Mutilation (MGM) or Circumcision on STI/HIV prevention?

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to find out if MGM or circumcision prevents STIs and HIV. This knowledge will help us make policies on whether there are any merits in male circumcision. The results will help men make informed decisions. Also, this will help AHO make policies and provide technical advice to governments and healthcare professionals.

Circumcision

New preventive measures to reduce the spread of HIV are needed to tackle the evolving global epidemic. Research by LSHTM showed circumcised men had a much lower risk of HIV infection, and modelling studies estimated that male circumcision programmes in priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa could prevent 4 million HIV infections by 2025. This informed policy recommendations by WHO and UNAIDS, and led to the scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention programmes. Approximately 27 million VMMCs for HIV prevention were conducted between 2008 to 2020 in 15 priority African countries, averting an estimated 340,000 HIV infections, with over 21 million VMMCs taking place in this REF reporting period.

The purpose of this research is to test whether MGM/Circumcision prevents STIs/HIV.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop research topic and proposal.
  • Identify sources of funding, prepare research proposals and submit funding applications.
  • Plan and perform experiments and surveys.
  • Collect, record and analyse data.
  • Interpret data analysis results and draw inferences and conclusions.
  • Present research results to the committee.
  • Use research results to write reports, papers and reviews and present findings in journals and conferences.
  • Collaborate with research teams, industry stakeholders and government agencies,
  • Make policy recommendations for AHO and the global health sector in Africa and globally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • PhD or equivalent professional qualification/experience in epidemiology, medical/social statistics, bioinformatics, data science or equivalent.
  • Master’s or doctorate degree in the research field
  • Three or more years of teaching and/or research experience
  • Proven knowledge of data collection methods
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and statistical applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to write doctorate-level research reports for publication in reputable journals
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Ability to work within a team and follow the instructions,
  • Proven ability to organise a range of high-quality research activities to the required quality standards, including ensuring that data cleaning processes are quality-checked.

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About Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

Location:

43 Berkeley Square, City of Westminster, LONDON, Greater London W1J 5AP, GB

Mission Statement

To lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen, the lives of the peoples of Africa

Description

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency for Africa. It is the newest and most recently established international health agency covering the whole African continent and the diaspora. Our main aim is to help African people attaining and maintaining optimum health and quality of life. Our vision is delivering high quality sustainable health service and be the major catalyst for ensuring that all the peoples of Africa enjoy optimal health.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
International
Disaster Relief, Health & Medicine, International

WHEN

Thu Jun 20, 2024 - Wed Sep 18, 2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Research
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • All our roles are flexible

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