MSC Field Based Epi fieldtrip Oct 2013

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Rhian in News   12 Wits  students spent a week in Agincourt during their MSc in Field Based Epi/MA Demography courses.  Its a full week –  but full of practical learning and we got great reviews from the students.  We from Agincourt wish them all

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Mark Collinson and Suleiman Afolabi in Korea

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Rhian in News Mark Collinson and Sulaiman Afolabi, both from the Acornhoek offices, attended the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population) Conference in Busan, South Korea from the  26-31st August, 2013.  Their oral presentation was titled: The Relationship between AIDS/TB Mortality and Migration

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Census 2013 launched

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Rhian in News Standing around the marula tree singing Nkosi Sikelel‘ iAfrika marks the start of the Agincourt census every year.  Its the end of a long road of preparation, recruitment, training, printing, thought and is a moment of hopeful anticipation for THE BEST CENSUS

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Posted on June 23, 2013 by Rhian in News With the increased numbers of cohorts in the Agincourt HDSS research site, we are trying out new retention techniques.  For the Swa Koteka project, where young women come on Saturdays and Sundays to attend data collection camps in the Agincourt main

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Census Extension

Posted on April 23, 2013 by Rhian in News In early 2013 the Agincourt Unit expanded its research site into four villages adjacent to the existing research site. Between February and March, a team of 24 experienced fieldworkers, led by 4 supervisors visited nearly 4400 structures and identified roughly 3066

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Public Health Benefit in Reducing Salt in Bread

Posted on October 7, 2012 by admin in Research PRICELESS SA published research in the South African Medical Journal in September 2012, showing that decreasing the content of salt in bread will save lives from stroke caused by high blood pressure and will also save money. This information was some

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