HAALSi meeting in Harvard – many MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit staff were there

Member of our data and scientific teams were at a workshop at Harvard in the first week of June taking our understanding of ageing in Africa forward – click this link to read more

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MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit’s Researchers Awarded by the NRF

Dr Ryan Wagner and Dr Sumaya Mall received Y2 ratings from the NRF. This means that leading national and international scientists agree that they have the potential to establish themselves as independent researchers based on reviewing their performance and the quality of their research. The Y category considers researchers that

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Action from the Tsima project

Tsima Community Mobilizers and volunteer Community Action Team members held a “Fun Day” in MP Stream in February 2018 where they provided car washes and conducted HIV testing and education for community members. The Tsima projected ended in July 2018 and we await the outcome of the trial, which was looking

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Video about the work of the unit

Watch this 5 minute video outlining the work of the unit and how it has confronted complex health challenges in rural South Africa over the past 25 years – you might be in it

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Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Action Research (VAPAR): Expanding the knowledge base through partnerships for action on health equity VAPAR @ Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research Liverpool 8 – 12 October 2018

Denny Mabetha, Dr Wariri Oghenebrume, Eilidh Cowan and Lisa Thomas all made contributions from VAPAR to the Health Systems Research conference this year ( The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit is particularly proud of Denny, our VAPAR Project Coordinator’s contribution: ‘Water is life’: working with communities to develop local knowledge for action to address

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DR Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabadula now!

On the 5th July 2018, Cho became Dr Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula.  Very well done on graduating Dr Kabadula.  His PhD by publication is titled ” Changes in Mortality Patterns and Associated Socioeconomic Differentials in a Rural South African Setting: Findings from Population Surveillance in Agincourt, 1993-2013″.  The papers that were published as part of this

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