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A fond farewell to Mama Vi

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Rhian in News Agincourt Unit for over 20 years, our Finance Clerk, Violet Chela, has decided to retire in order to spend time with her family and on other projects. Affectionately know to all as ‘Mama Vi’, Chela first came to work for Agincourt

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OP-ED: Keep teens away from bars to prevent HIV

Posted on June 2, 2015 by Rhian in News by Dr. Molly Rosenberg The Champions for the AIDS-Free Generation, a union of former presidents and other African leaders determined to help create an HIV/AIDS-free generation, met recently in Johannesburg and redoubled their commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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Wits – proud to be a part of the H3Africa Consortium

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Rhian in News   The AWI-Gen Group at the H3 Africa workshop Rhian Twine, Zané Lombard, Audrey Khosa, Michèle Ramsay, Venesa Pillay, Ernest Tambo and Scott Hazelhurst (absent from the photograph Pedro Pisa) A Wits delegation from AWI-Gen (Africa, Wits-INDEPTH Partnership for GENomic studies)

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The Nkateko Study protocol paper

HOT OFF THE PRESS Posted on December 11, 2014 by Rhian in News Just published in the Trials journal – “The Nkateko health service trial to improve hypertension management in rural South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial” by Margaret Thorogood, Jane Goudge, Melanie Bertram, Tobias Chirwa, Sandra

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HALALA!! Congratulations to Dr Gómez-Olivé on his Graduation! A well deserved PhD Posted on December 11, 2014 by Rhian in News

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Jan-June 2014 Agincourt News

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Rhian in News Upload and read the Jan-June 2014 Agincourt News (link further on in post) – a biannual Agincourt publication.  This edition features census launch 2014, community feedback 2014, updates on the Swa Koteka and Nkateko trilas, articles on cellphones and places of birth

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Largest ever dataset of causes of death

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Rhian in News In an unprecedented degree of collaboration between health and demographic surveillance systems, all members of the INDEPTH Network, and representing a breakthrough in demonstrating how to provide actual records for deaths on-the-ground, rather than relying on mathematical models, worked on one huge

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Mandela Day 2014

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Rhian in News MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit staff commemorated Mandela by cleaning up the streets of Agincourt village.  A bakkie load of rubbish was collected and taken to the municipal rubbish dump in Thulamahashe.  THANKS ALL – lets do the same next year.  Well done

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CENSUS LAUNCH 2014

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Rhian in News On 1 August the census team gathered at the main offices in Agincourt to receive their census T shirt and cap uniforms (issued so as to ensure community members know who is visiting households), sing our National Anthem and launch census

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Top Global Emergency Medicine Article of 2013

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Rhian in Uncategorized Wits co-author Professor Karen Hofman from the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health in Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) and external collaborators recently had their research publication selected by the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Editorial Board as one of the

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