Author Archives: Rhian

  • SAPRIN launched in Cape Town

    Posted on November 1, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    A new national asset was launched in Cape Town on 1 December 2017 – SAPRIN.  This DST/MRC South African Population Research Infrastructure Network will generate high-quality evidence to inform interventions aimed at responding to some of South Africa’s biggest issues which include poverty, inequality, unemployment and poor access to effective health care, was launched in Cape […]

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  • Watch out for great things at the IUSSP International Conference in Cape Town next month

    Posted on October 18, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    The IUSSP International Population Conference will be held in Cape Town from 28 October to 4 November 2017. Mark Collinson is a member of the National Organising Committee (NOC), hosted by Statistics South Africa, which has been tasked with preparing for and hosting the conference. The preparation involved, firstly, creating an exciting programme on African […]

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  • HAALSI grant renewed

    Posted on September 26, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    We are pleased to announce that the National Institute of Aging (NIA) has renewed funding for one of the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit’s signature studies, Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa” (HAALSI). The study, a collaboration with the HARVARD Population Centre , began in 2014 with baseline data collection in a community-based cohort […]

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  • Seminar on “Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy”

    Posted on September 21, 2017 by in Uncategorized

      KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof Justine Davies, followed by panel discussion Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 Time: 5:00 for 5:30pm Venue: Resource Centre School of Public Health Wits Education Campus 27 St Andrew’s Road, Parktown Drinks and light refreshments will be served

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  • Dr. Soter Ameh wins at the Cross-Faculty Symposium

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Dr. Soter Ameh won the first prize for the oral presentation in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the second prize for the Cross-Faculty oral presentation at the Cross-Faculty Symposium which was held in March 2016.

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  • Dr Ryan Wagner gets his PhD

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Ryan got his PhD and is now Dr Wagner.  His PhD titled “The burden of epilepsy: Using population-based data to define the burden and model a cost-effective intervention for the treatment of epilepsy in rural South Africa”  was  featured on the front page of Umeå University’s website (English version)http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/news/newsdetailpage/community-interventions-needed-to-close-epilepsy-treatment-gap-can-be-cost-effective.cid269550.  The Swedish Epilepsy Association has also […]

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  • Dr Mark Collinson from the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit at the 2016 Community Survey statistical release

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Dr Mark Collinson was at the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) event to release the 2016 Community Survey Statistics. He is mentoring several of the ‘Isibalo’ Young African Statisticians, who are mostly Stats SA employees who are earmarked for academic development, some of whom have Honours degrees and some are on Masters courses.

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  • Agincourt takes World Health Awareness Day seriously

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    The Agincourt HDSS is fortunate to have dedicated and passionate clinical staff working on our AWIGEN and PHIRST projects, who, led by Zola organised a health awareness day for all staff in the unit on the 6th May 2016.  The staff took the opportunity to celebrate the nursing profession.  Their manager, Zola Myakayaka reported that […]

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  • Donation of blankets to Hlayisekani Nursing Home in Huntington

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    We were fortunate, through Alex Scholtz, to receive a few blankets through the Mandela 67 minutes knitting project, and we decided to donate these to the Hlayisekani Nursing Home in Huntington.  This old age home was started by a very enthusiastic and committed young man (24 years old), Panic Nyiko Mokoena.  Right now there are 24 old […]

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  • Much needed new freezer space in unit lab

    Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    We have expanded our biomedical research focus, and needed more -70 and other freezers – and here is the new space and freezers.

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