Breaking news – Pedzisai Ndagurwa got his PhD

Dr Pedzisai Ndagurwa was conferred his PhD in person at Wits on Monday the 14th December.  This was the only in person graduation at Wits this year.  Dr Ngadurwa, who runs our SAPRIN annual updates, obtained his PhD through the Department of Demography and Population Studies at Wits University, the

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CARTA @ 10 Scientific Conference

CARTA fellows and graduates will come together in a virtual Scientific Conference scheduled for 03-04 December 2020 to present and discuss their research work. The audience will have a chance to hear about the presenters’ work in health systems and non-communicable diseases, ageing, sexual and reproductive health rights, infectious diseases,

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The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently announced Kathleen Kahn as a recipient of the 2020 Alumni Award of Merit. Kathy, who received her Masters in Public Health from Harvard in 1988, was recognized for her outstanding career and contributions in public health in South Africa and abroad

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Rural doctors gather online to share knowledge

During a time of physical disconnection, video conferencing has created a virtual space for people to gather and share knowledge in ways previously not considered. In the spirit of strengthening rural health systems, Dr Jacques du Toit from the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit organised a webinar in collaboration with the Rural

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Congratulations on your PhD, Kirsten!

Kirsten Rowe is a medical doctor from Cape Town, South Africa with a passion for global mental and neurological health. She was recently awarded her doctorate at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom where she studied as a Rhodes scholar. Most of her PhD data was collected at

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The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN) has won the prestigious 2019/2020 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) ‘Data for Research’ Award. SAPRIN Director Dr Kobus Herbst, from Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), and co-Director Professor Mark Collinson, from the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit

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