Agincourt Data Scientists won Big Data Prize

Louise Corti (Director), Sulaimon Afolabi, Daniel Ohene-Kwofie, Mamello Nchake and Sibanisezwe Khumalo Agincourt Data scientists, Sulaimon Afolabi, Danie Ohene-Kwofie and Mamello Nchake  (National University of Lesotho), and Sibanisezwe Khumalo (Fort Hare University)  comprise a  team named SYNERGY that  received an award for the best team that could implement a project

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Dr. Soter Ameh wins at the Cross-Faculty Symposium

Dr. Soter Ameh won the first prize for the oral presentation in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the second prize for the Cross-Faculty oral presentation at the Cross-Faculty Symposium which was held in March 2016. Dr Ameh receiving prize from the Vice Chancellor Prof Prof Vilakazi  

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Dr Ryan Wagner gets his PhD

Ryan got his PhD and is now Dr Wagner.  His PhD titled “The burden of epilepsy: Using population-based data to define the burden and model a cost-effective intervention for the treatment of epilepsy in rural South Africa”  was  featured on the front page of Umeå University’s website (English version)  The

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Agincourt takes World Health Awareness Day seriously

Nursing staff working in the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) renewing their nurses pledge by candlelight in front of staff to whom they gave a free health talk (picture by Zola Myakayaka) The Agincourt HDSS is fortunate to have dedicated and passionate clinical staff working

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Donation of blankets to Hlayisekani Nursing Home in Huntington

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 committed young man (24 years old), Panic Nyiko Mokoena.

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Daniel Ohene-Kwofie joins the unit as Data Scientist

  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 working on my PhD in Information Engineering focussing

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