All Posts by kurium Govender

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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Action from the Tsima project

Tsima Community Mobilizers and volunteer Community Action Team members held a “Fun Day” in MP Stream in February 2018 where they provided car washes and conducted HIV testing and education for community members. The Tsima projected ended in July 2018 and we await the outcome of the trial, which was looking

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Video about the work of the unit

Watch this 5 minute video outlining the work of the unit and how it has confronted complex health challenges in rural South Africa over the past 25 years – you might be in it

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Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Action Research (VAPAR): Expanding the knowledge base through partnerships for action on health equity VAPAR @ Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Liverpool 8 – 12 October 2018

Denny Mabetha, Dr Wariri Oghenebrume, Eilidh Cowan and Lisa Thomas all made contributions from VAPAR to the Health Systems Research conference this year ( The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit is particularly proud of Denny, our VAPAR Project Coordinator’s contribution: ‘Water is life’: working with communities to develop local knowledge for action to address

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DR Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabadula now!

On the 5th July 2018, Cho became Dr Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula.  Very well done on graduating Dr Kabadula.  His PhD by publication is titled ” Changes in Mortality Patterns and Associated Socioeconomic Differentials in a Rural South African Setting: Findings from Population Surveillance in Agincourt, 1993-2013″.  The papers that were published as part of this

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Preparations for annual community feedback underway

This fact sheet contains basic population information about people living in the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit HDSS study area using data from the 2016 and 2017 annual update. As part of our annual feedback to the community, each household will receive a sheet like this with information specific to the village in

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