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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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Agincourt fact sheets 2014

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Rhian in News Residents of the Merry Pebble Stream village listen as data collected about them is explained by Agincourt workers. You can find the latest fact sheets (compiled from census and study research done during 2014) at the bottom of this page for 27 of

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Study results from Agincourt discussed on 702

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Rhian in News   Research studies conducted at the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit are relevant to the rest of South Africa as well, as was evidenced last week when senior Agincourt scientist Prof. Kathleen Kahn was interviewed on 702 Talk Radio. Kahn was interviewed by

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Roger Glass comes to Agincourt

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Rhian in News   Roger Glass, the Director of The Fogarty International Centre, photographed during his visit in Agincourt. Following a visit to Agincourt by Director of The Fogarty International Centre at the NIH, Prof Roger Glass who is very interested in the work

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HPTN068 Swa Koteka press release

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Rhian in News MEDIA RELEASE FROM WITS UNIVERSITY DATE: WEDNESDAY, 22 JULY 2015 CASH TRANSFERS CONDITIONAL ON SCHOOLING DOES NOT PREVENT HIV INFECTION AMONG YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN A new study has found that giving cash transfers to high school girls to attend school

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Warwick PhD student wins competition for thesis

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Rhian in News Jocelyn Watkins, a Warwick Medical School PhD student, has won her university’s first Three Minute Thesis competition for Best Oral Presentation in Health Sciences. Her winning presentation (see above) was focused on how modern technology can be used to improve primary

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