Conference Report: The Humanization of Health Sciences through Innovation in Health Professions Education

Brocher Foundation, May 2016


This three-day event took place at the Brocher Foundation Institute, Geneva, from May 17-20 2016, and was generously funded by a Brocher Foundation award. The organising team included Berna Gerber, Thomas Cousins, and Lizahn Cloete (Stellenbosch University), Megan Wainwright (University of Cape Town), Michelle Pentecost (University of Oxford), Ferdinand Mukumbang (University of the Western …


STRIVE: a research consortium on the structural drivers of HIV

We’re posting a short announcement here from colleagues at STRIVE, which was recently launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We look forward to critical exchange and debate!

From Hillary Rodham Clinton onwards, everyone at the 2012 International AIDS Conference agreed that tackling structural factors – such as stigma and gender-based violence – is essential to effective …

In the Journals

Transcriptions – In the Journals – July 2012 – part II

HIV Treatment As Prevention 

The upcoming International AIDS Conference in Washington DC looks to be dominated by  Treatment as Prevention (TasP), and biomedical prevention technologies more broadly, as the next big breakthrough in HIV. At Transcriptions we’re starting a series exploring the debate in order build a critical conversation about the way in which biomedical prevention technologies are being conceptualized, …

In the Journals

Transcriptions – In the Journals – July 2012 – part I

Here I review a range of academic journals over the past two months on global health and HIV, mindful of the fact that many of these pieces will inform the upcoming International AIDS Conference. At Transcriptions, we’re trying to bring together activists, scholars, physicians and others into conversation, so when a scholarly article appears on civil society and a global …


Release of Report on “HIV and the Law”

Today the Global Commission on HIV and the Law released its report “HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health”, and we think it’s a pretty significant publication that deserves a critical and appreciative response.

In their words, “The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights …

In the Journals

Transcriptions – In the Journals – May 2012


In the interests of bringing together critical social science perspectives with clinical and epidemiological insights, we’ll cover a range of disciplines whose journals address HIV. Unfortunately only some of these journals are open-access, and we applaud and support those that are. The coverage is not exhaustive but is intended to connect and stimulate thought and conversation around critical issues. …