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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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Community Advisory Group workshop

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Rhian in Uncategorized On the 16-18 April 2014, the LINC office (Learning, Information Dissemination and Networking with the Community) had its annual weekend workshop with the CAG (Community Advisory group).  The main aim was to make sure that LINC, the CAG and Swa Koteka/MRC/Wits-Agincourt

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Wits DVC site visit

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Rhian in Uncategorized On the 23 and 24 May 2014, a delegation from Wits leadership -DVC Research Zeblon Vilakazi, DVC Academic Andrew Crouch, DVC Services Bea Lacquet  Head of Research Office Rob Moore, HOD Anthropology Hylton Whyte, and the Dean Commerce Law and Management

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CARTA

CARTA  Administrators workshop Posted on July 29, 2014 by Rhian in Uncategorized Ngoni Ngwarai attended the CARTA Capacity Development Joint Training Workshop for University Administrators and Faculty hosted by DRGT, 21-23 July 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The CARTA Initiative aims at strengthening doctoral training, supervision and developing the institutional

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NEW EPILEPSY PUBLICATION

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Rhian in Uncategorized  Epilepsy has been found to affect at least 7 out of every 1000 individuals in rural South Africa according to an Agincourt study published by Ryan Wagner and colleagues in Epilepsy Research. The research, led by Professor Charles Newton of the Department

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TED TOLLMAN BUILDING DEDICATION

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Rhian in News The Induna and his chairperson, representatives of the Beare Foundation, a whole group of Tollman family members (from across the country and the world), senior staff from Wits University and staff of the unit all gathered on the 20th December 2013 to

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INDEPTH ISC 2013

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Rhian in News   In partnership with StatsSA, the Africa Centre, the Dikgale HDSS and the INDEPTH secretariat, the INDEPTH International Scientific Conference 2013 was hosted at the new Wits School of Public Health buildings, Johannesburg in November 2013.  Apart from a phenomenal scientific

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