All Posts by kurium Govender

Ngoni Ngwarai receives Wits Covid-19 Hero accolade

The University of the Witwatersrand continues to acknowledge heroic work undertaken by staff during Covid-19. In December 2021, Ngoni Ngwarai, Assistant Director of Systems and Operations at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit received this accolade. Ngoni shares his experience of adapting the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit

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What has changed for rural South African women in the last 25 years

The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit has, for nearly three decades, engaged in population research in the rural Agincourt area of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Rural communities have witnessed and participated in political, economic, socio-demographic changes, and experienced changes to their health status. In this article in The Conversation, Ryan Wagner, Chodziwadziwa

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Rural doctors gather online to share knowledge

During a time of physical disconnection, video conferencing has created a virtual space for people to gather and share knowledge in ways previously not considered. In the spirit of strengthening rural health systems, Dr Jacques du Toit from the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit organised a webinar in collaboration with the Rural

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Congratulations on your PhD, Kirsten!

Kirsten Rowe is a medical doctor from Cape Town, South Africa with a passion for global mental and neurological health. She was recently awarded her doctorate at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom where she studied as a Rhodes scholar. Most of her PhD data was collected at

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