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International Decision Support Initiative awarded US$12.8m grant from the Gates Foundation – PRICELESS SA is the South African partner

  Posted on February 2, 2016 by Rhian in News PRICELESS SA is the South African partner in a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations awarded to the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI, www.idsihealth.org) in January 2016.  Prof Karen Hofman, Director of PRICELESS SA www.pricelesssa.ac.za, said: “The iDSI grant will enable us

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Tsima update: sharing stories with the community

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Rhian in News The Tsima TasP (Treatment as Prevention) Intervention in collaboration with Sonke Gender Justice, which is an ongoing project here in Agincourt, is utilizing digital storytelling as part of its campaign to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Through a series of short

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Agincourt makes appearance in GHA’s most accessed articles

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Rhian in News The Global Health Action open-access journal has released a list of most accessed articles for 2015, and Agincourt has made the list – twice! Coming in with the second-highest most accessed article is ‘exploring the paradox: double burden of malnutrition in

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PhDs awarded to Mercy Hlungwani and Paul Mee

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Rhian in News Mercy Mlungwani was awarded her PhD in September. Congratulations to Mercy Hlungwani, a researcher in the Wits School of Public Health, and Paul Mee, former Agincourt Data and IT section manager, on the awarding of their PhDs! Mercy conducted research for

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Verbal Autopsy featured on The Conversation Africa

Posted on October 10, 2015 by Rhian in News Dr. Lucia D’Ambruoso, a lecturer in Global Health at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, recently published a piece regarding Verbal Autopsies on The Conversation Africa website, a science journalism website where academics have an opportunity to create articles about their

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Prof. Tollman presents in Cambridge

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Rhian in News   The MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit’s co-director, Prof. Stephen Tollman, last Thursday presented some of the Unit’s work at a meeting hosted by the Wellcome Trust in Cambridge, UK. The meeting was an opportunity for researchers to share their work and

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2015 Agincourt Core Demographic rates

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Rhian in Uncategorized Upload the latest Excel spreadsheet with 2015 Agincourt core demographic rates (as well as some rates from the Africa Centre and Dikgale)

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TasP launch with Department of Health

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Rhian in Uncategorized   On September 10th 2015, representatives from 7 of the 8 clinics involved in the TasP (Treatment as Prevention) study  attended our launch meeting in the MRC/Wits Agincourt offices.

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Agincourt Directorate present to government

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Rhian in News   Dr Mark Collinson (left) and Prof. Stephen Tollman (right) stand outside the Presidency with Thulani Masilela, a director at the National Department of Health. Professors Kathleen Kahn, Mark Collinson and Stephen Tollman have been very busy! On 7 September they

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