All Posts by PatienceM

Floidy Wafawanaka gets his Masters – halala

Well done to our Projects Operations Officer, Floidy, who got his Masters at North West University. The title of the study is “Usage of central nervous system medication in HIV/AIDS patients: Longitudinal analysis (2005-2015) of prevalence and prescribing pattern changes.”

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Annual Community Feedback of results

The Public Engagement Office aims to meet with every village every year to feedback village specific data from the annual updates, as well as results from specific research projects.  During June and July, 14 villages were visited.  A fact sheet such as the one attached is given to each village

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HAALSi meeting in Harvard – many MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit staff were there

Member of our data and scientific teams were at a workshop at Harvard in the first week of June taking our understanding of ageing in Africa forward – click this link to read more https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/2019/06/14/international-researchers-gather-to-strategize-next-steps-after-collection-of-2nd-wave-of-longitudinal-data-on-aging-population-in-south-africa/?fbclid=IwAR2PCWUA_3hkAuBS7N-fO0d26fpd80NJuRZ-CUlx9l8i-kJz9Opyjs0iYXQ

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MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit’s Researchers Awarded by the NRF

Dr Ryan Wagner and Dr Sumaya Mall received Y2 ratings from the NRF. This means that leading national and international scientists agree that they have the potential to establish themselves as independent researchers based on reviewing their performance and the quality of their research. The Y category considers researchers that

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OUR DIRECTOR PROF STEVE TOLLMAN WINS A ‘SCIENCE OSCAR’

Steve Tollman won the Science and Research Management Award at the 20th annual National Science and Technology Forum – South23 award ceremony in Johannesburg on the 28th June 2018.   We all agree that this is very well-deserved, given for establishing a high functioning research and data infrastructure to bridge the

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Halala Dr Limbani obtained his Doctorate Degree at Wits

Dr Felix Limbani obtained his Doctorate Degree at Wits on the 8th December 2017 – in very good time!  His work is titled “A realist evaluation of a clinic based Lay Health Worker intervention to improve the management of hypertension in rural South Africa”. Well done Dr Limbani – we at the

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9 people from each SAPRIN node meet to discuss a way forward

9 people from each of the three South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN) met with the 3 SAPRIN full time staff to learn from each other, and to discuss plans for field operations, data operations and public engagement in each site, aiming for maximum possible harmonisation.  The workshop was

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Well deserved EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE award for Dawn

On the 30 November 2017, Dawn Dalby was given an award for Exceptional Service. Dawn’s work ethic and dedication brings “service” to new levels. She is task driven and never works to time – long working hours are her norm. She identifies strongly with the strategic goals of the Unit,

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