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Kudos, Ryan, on receiving the Charles Kyeyune Memorial Prize!

The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit heartily congratulates Dr Ryan Wagner on receiving the Dr Charles Kyeyune Memorial Prize at Wits University’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ 2022 Awards Ceremony on 20 April.  Ryan, who recently completed his MBBCH degree at Wits University, received this award for displaying leadership, commitment, caring for patients,

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The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit deepens collaboration with DIMAMO

The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) was delighted to host a team from DIMAMO from 23 – 24 February.  Like the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit, DIMAMO is also a health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS); it is based in Limpopo Province and affiliated with the University

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Screening for hypertension among the elderly in the social grants queues

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious health condition that one can have without any noticeable symptoms. Know Your Numbers is a pilot study by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit that is screening for hypertension among the

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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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Identifying the genetic risk factors of kidney disease

African Research on Kidney Disease (ARK) is a research collaboration focused on understanding kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa, with study sites in Malawi, Uganda, and South Africa.   ARK’s multi-centre research consortium includes researchers from all three countries, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), and most recently, Variant Bio

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Wits University Covid-19 Heroes, Dr Bianca Moffett and Dr Jacques du Toit

Hearty congratulations to Dr Bianca Moffett and Dr Jacques du Toit for well-deserved recognition as Wits University Covid-19 Heroes!   This acknowledgement recognised their efforts with Hlayisekani and other Covid-19 readiness and outreach programmes to protect the rural communities of Bushbuckridge, in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Read about Bianca and Jacques’

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