HAALSI grant renewed

HAALSI grant renewed-National Institute of Aging (NIA) has renewed funding for MRC/Wits Agincourt

We are pleased to announce that the National Institute of Aging (NIA) has renewed funding for one of the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit’s signature studies, Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa” (HAALSI). The study, a collaboration with the HARVARD Population Centre , began in 2014 with baseline data collection in a community-based cohort of 5,059 women and men aged 40 and older in Bushbuckridge, northeast South Africa, close to the border with Mozambique. The study site is part of the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in Developing Countries (INDEPTH). In partnership with Harvard and the INDEPTH Network, the next five years will include collecting two more waves of follow-up data. The expansive study will provide longitudinal data to examine the biological, social, and economic conditions that shape health and aging in this population.