The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) has been operating the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance system since 1992, and work has evolved since then into a robust research infrastructure supporting advanced community-based research with studies ranging from the biomedical to the ethnographic, making rural voices heard.


Recently conferred PhDs based on work in the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit

Qualification: PhD, 2020

Title: Understanding why children under 5 years die at home in rural South Africa.


Jessica Price

Qualification: PhD, 2020
Title:  Exploring the relationship between HIV and executive function in adolescents, and testing the feasibility of a music intervention aiming to improve executive function in HIV-positive adolescents in rural South Africa.

Kirsten Rowe

Qualification: PhD, 2020
Title: The effects of mobility on HIV risk

acquisition in South Africa.

Armstrong Dzomba