Fieldworker filling in HSRC online questionnaire for participant being interviewed on the phone. Harnessing the power of our existing infrastructure and experience in telephonic surveillance, a study was completed with over 1300 participants randomly selected from our existing HDSS database, and sought to investigate awareness of COVID-19 symptoms and preventive
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
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
For a week in the middle of October 2019, researchers from Harvard and Wits, along with many other interested parties, worked head to head, discussing the past and future of the Health and Ageing in Africa: Longitudinal study of an INDEPTH Community in Africa (HAALSI) study. The themes are addressed
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.”
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
15 MRC/Wits-Agincourt unit staff and visiting collaborators completed the 5km Hoedspruit ParkRun – we reckon that’s a record. Living the healthy lifestyle.