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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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Princeton University student interning at Agincourt

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Rhian in New Myesha Jemison, a pre-med student from Princeton University, has spent her summer vacation completing an international internship at the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit in rural South Africa. Below is an interview about her experiences. You can read the original Princeton post

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Latest publication on changing gender norms within society

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Rhian in News   What makes an intervention work? Specifically, an intervention that aims to change gender norms that place communities at risk of contracting HIV through an intervention based on Community Mobilization? Researchers Audrey Pettifor, Ann Gottert, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn et al use the

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Community Mobilisers are ready to help fight the spread of HIV!

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Rhian in News   The Community Mobilisers will be working in 8 Agincourt villages as part of the planned Tsima intervention Training was completed a few Fridays ago by Community Mobilisers (CMs) who will spend the next three years working with local communities to

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Cleaning up for Mandela Day 2015

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Rhian in News For Mandela Day 2015, the people of Agincourt decided to honour our former president by collecting and disposing of rubbish and litter in and around the Agincourt area. A photo competition was also held, where those out and about on 18th

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