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Virtual Spaces of Care – Khuluma as a ‘home’ - A Social View on 160 Characters

Published on Oct 18, 2018

For the third instalment of the 160 Characters blog series, Research Associate and Architectural Designer, Mikaela Patrick, provides us with her insights into the Khuluma text message data.


The SHM Foundation wins Partnership with Africaid Zvandiri funded by ViiV Positive Action Challenges

Published on Oct 08, 2018

The Zvandiri programme aims to support national HIV systems to provide a comprehensive package of care for children, adolescents and young people living with HIV.


From Rubik's Cube to Khuluma Data - A Mathematician's View on 160 Characters

Published on Oct 06, 2018

For the second instalment of this blog series, mathematician and Natural Language Processing engineer, Hector Durham, explores what the abstract field of group theory can do with the Khuluma text message data.


In Praise of Ineffectiveness - Literature's View on 160 Characters

Published on Sep 13, 2018

What is good communication? Professor Susanne Kord writes on the importance of miscommunication and imagination in language, as part of the 160 Characters Project blog series.


Beneficence and Global Mental Health

Published on Aug 21, 2018

Grace Ryan - I’m sitting in a white pick-up truck with Philip Ode, Coordinator of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Programme (CCMHP) in Benue State, Nigeria. The driver is deftly dodging motorcycle taxis and top-heavy semis loaded with tomatoes, yams, long-horned cattle… they call Benue State “Nigeria’s Food Basket” for a reason.


160 Characters

Published on Aug 17, 2018

The 160 Characters Project is aimed at creating a new research framework for understanding the potential of mobile messaging for the treatment of mental health. An interdisciplinary method, the framework uses a combination of ‘six voices’ to provide new insights into the mental health and wellbeing needs of adolescents living with HIV.


AIDS Conference 2018

Published on Jul 23, 2018

From 23 - 27 July, AIDS 2018 will take place in Amsterdam. Started in 1985, this is the 22nd year of the International Conference which brings together leaders in science, philanthropy, advocacy and human rights to address the most pressing issues that are currently being faced in the treatment and prevention of HIV across the globe.


Project Insaka

Published on Jul 23, 2018

This July, The SHM Foundation is proud to announce that Project Insaka will be launched in collaboration with Zambart. This vital project will offer support to HIV positive pregnant women and new mothers in Zambia via mobile digital messaging through Rocket.Chat.


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