• 2 MRC/Wits-Agincourt Collaborators presenting at the AIDSImpact Conference

    Posted on November 6, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Dr. Audrey Pettifor and Dr. Rebecca Pearson will be presenting data from HPTN 068 at the 13th AIDSImpact Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 13-15, 2017. AIDSImpact is an international science conference that addresses issues of HIV prevention, treatment and care throughout the world. Dr. Pettifor will be presenting ‘Cash and social protection […]

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  • 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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    Agincourt HDSS is set to Adopt Paperless System of Data Collection

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by in News

    The Agincourt health and demographic surveillance system (Agincourt HDSS) also known as MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit is set to adopt a paperless system of data collection for its 2017 annual census and this is tagged E-Census. Prior the adoption of electronic system, the Agincourt HDSS has been using more than […]

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  • Agincourt Data Scientists won Big Data Prize

    Posted on February 7, 2017 by in News

    Agincourt Data scientists, Sulaimon Afolabi, Danie Ohene-Kwofie and Mamello Nchake  (National University of Lesotho), and Sibanisezwe Khumalo (Fort Hare University)  comprise a  team named SYNERGY that  received an award for the best team that could implement a project incorporating the big data technology stack: Hadoop, Hive, SparkR, R, ggplot2 and Leaflet at the maiden edition […]

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  • Practical guide for preparing HDSS data for Analysis: A video tutorial by Afolabi

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by in News

    Sulaimon Afolabi has published a youtube video tutorial titled, “Practical Guide for Preparing Health & Demographic Surveillance System Data for Analysis using Stata”. . This is done with him having the the following study objectives in mind. That is, for the would-be user of Health & Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) data: To have a basic […]

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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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