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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)http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/news/newsdetailpage/community-interventions-needed-to-close-epilepsy-treatment-gap-can-be-cost-effective.cid269550.  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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We welcome Bahihah Mohamed – Senior Finance Officer

  Posted on September 6, 2016 by Rhian in News  We welcome Bahihah Mohamed who has joined our team based in Johannesburg as senior finance manager.  Bahihah has already made a trip to Acornhoek and Agincourt and is looking forward to working closely with us all in all our offices.

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NUTRI-SCOPE proposal development workshop – Ethiopia

  Posted on September 6, 2016 by Rhian in News Policymakers from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Kenya were among 19 participants of the NUTRI-SCOPE proposal development workshop that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 11-13 July 2016. The proposed study links environment, nutrition and health research – closely involving

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