• The Lancet Global Health editorial cites INDEPTH’s data repository and INDEPTHStats as ‘the good’

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

    The editor of The Lancet Global Health, Zoë Mullan, in The Lancet Global Health, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2013 states: “Osman Sankoh and fellow INDEPTH Network colleagues announce a new freely accessible repository of Health and Demographic Surveillance System data generated by its member centres across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. This triumph of […]

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  • Census 2013 launched

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

    Standing around the marula tree singing Nkosi Sikelel‘ iAfrika marks the start of the Agincourt census every year.  Its the end of a long road of preparation, recruitment, training, printing, thought and is a moment of hopeful anticipation for THE BEST CENSUS EVER.  New T shirts, new caps, forms in bags – and its off to […]

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  • Experiences with cohort retention

    Posted on June 23, 2013 by in News

    With the increased numbers of cohorts in the Agincourt HDSS research site, we are trying out new retention techniques.  For the Swa Koteka project, where young women come on Saturdays and Sundays to attend data collection camps in the Agincourt main offices and laboratory, we find that the young women really enjoy having music during […]

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  • Census Extension

    Posted on April 23, 2013 by in News

    In early 2013 the Agincourt Unit expanded its research site into four villages adjacent to the existing research site. Between February and March, a team of 24 experienced fieldworkers, led by 4 supervisors visited nearly 4400 structures and identified roughly 3066 occupied dwellings in these four villages. The household rosters from these 3066 dwellings were […]

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  • Lazarus Mona retires (the unit’s first official retiree)

    Posted on February 15, 2013 by in News

          After working for the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit since 1992, Lazarus Mona, the Unit’s handyman and driver, retired on the 15th January 2013. We wish him the best.

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  • International Scientific Advisory Group (ISAB) meeting Jan 2013

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by in News

      The Unit had a very productive ISAB meeting in January 2013.  Highlights included positive and constructive feedback from the ISAB, as well as an informative site visit, which included a talk by a One Man Can mobiliser in Cunningmore A village.  The ISAB consists of Shah Ebrahim, LSHTM; Jerry Coovadia, MATCH; Basia Zaba, LSHTM; […]

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  • Public Health Benefit in Reducing Salt in Bread

    Posted on October 7, 2012 by in Research

    PRICELESS SA published research in the South African Medical Journal in September 2012, showing that decreasing the content of salt in bread will save lives from stroke caused by high blood pressure and will also save money.  This information was some of the key evidence used to justify the decision by the SA Minister of […]

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  • Census 2011 published

    Posted on July 16, 2012 by in News

    After 6 months of work and 50000 forms being entered, the data from Census 2011 has passed through all our QA processes and is now available for analysis at levels 3 and 4. Visit the data page to find out more.

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