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PhD researcher receives award from World Association for Sexual Health

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:31:00 +1100

At the 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (September 21st - 24th, 2013) ADRI PhD researcher, Mr Suresh Joshi was awarded 'Young Researcher on Sexuality' at the Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The theme of this year's congress was "Sexual issues straight from the Heart". This scientific programme had 90 international and 19 Brazilian speakers. The participants were from 88 countries. This scientific congress included 45 official sessions and 31 abstract sessions.

Suresh Joshi was awarded as a Young Researcher on Sexuality for the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health of World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). The award was decided based on the research abstract and application he submitted, titled: HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Risk Perceptions Among Nepalese Migrant Workers in Gulf Countries.

Nepalese migrant's sexual health issues formed the basis of his Masters degree thesis, and he is further pursuing this topic in his current PhD research.

The abstracts from this conference will be published as proceedings in leading international journal, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which is an A* ranked journal.

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Suresh Joshi is a full-time PhD candidate at our ADRI Waterfront Campus, interested in immigrant's health behaviour in Australia.
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