Posted on June 23, 2013 by Rhian in News With the increased numbers of cohorts in the Agincourt HDSS research site, we are trying out new retention techniques.  For the Swa Koteka project, where young women come on Saturdays and Sundays to attend data collection camps in the Agincourt main

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Census Extension

Posted on April 23, 2013 by Rhian in News In early 2013 the Agincourt Unit expanded its research site into four villages adjacent to the existing research site. Between February and March, a team of 24 experienced fieldworkers, led by 4 supervisors visited nearly 4400 structures and identified roughly 3066

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Public Health Benefit in Reducing Salt in Bread

Posted on October 7, 2012 by admin in Research PRICELESS SA published research in the South African Medical Journal in September 2012, showing that decreasing the content of salt in bread will save lives from stroke caused by high blood pressure and will also save money. This information was some

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Census 2011 published

Posted on July 16, 2012 by admin in News After 6 months of work and 50000 forms being entered, the data from Census 2011 has passed through all our QA processes and is now available for analysis at levels 3 and 4. Visit the data page to find out more.

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Daniel Ohene-Kwofie joins the unit as Data Scientist

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Rhian in Uncategorized A few words from Daniel: “Hi there. I joined the Unit from December 2015 as a Data Scientist and it’s been exciting working with the team here.  I have an MSc  in Computer Science from Wits University and  I am currently

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Donation of blankets to Hlayisekani Nursing Home in Huntington

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Rhian in Uncategorized We were fortunate, through Alex Scholtz, to receive a few blankets through the Mandela 67 minutes knitting project, and we decided to donate these to the Hlayisekani Nursing Home in Huntington.  This old age home was started by a very enthusiastic and

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