Study results from Agincourt

Study results from Agincourt discussed on 702

Posted on July 29, 2015 by in News


Research studies conducted at the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit are relevant to the rest of South Africa as well, as was evidenced last week when senior Agincourt scientist Prof. Kathleen Kahn was interviewed on 702 Talk Radio.

Kahn was interviewed by radio presenter John Robbie, as part of his weekday breakfast show, about the results from the Swa Koteka Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) study.

This research was done in order to establish whether high school girls were less prone to HIV infection if they were financially rewarded for staying in school.

The results were surprising, in that the conditional payments did not result in more girls staying in school, but those who did stay in school were more likely to experience a much lower rate of HIV infection.

Listen to the interview here and read more about the Swa Koteka study here.