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Delighted Home Based Carers get gloves

To the delight of the home based care organisations in the Agincourt HDSS, Pastor Harold Twine from Honeyridge Baptist Church channels expired latex gloves through the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit to all the home based care organisations in the study area.  This has been going on for 2 years – but we

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Consultation and Dissemination Workshop

Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Action Research (VAPAR): Expanding the knowledge base through partnerships for action on health equity  13th November 2019 | Hazyview Protea Hotel  We convened a workshop on 13 November 2019. Workshop participants included officials from the Mpumalanga province, Ehlanzeni district, Bushbuckridge sub-district and local health facilities of

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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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