Dr Jessica Price recently completed her DPhil in Primary Care Health Sciences as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Her thesis focused on mortality among children under the age of five, specifically trying to better understand why a high proportion of child deaths occur at home in

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Practical help for Agincourt Health Centre

Tippy Tap Agincourt Health Centre. When Simon Khoza from the Public Engagement Office, and Steve Mhlanga one of the drivers, were putting up the tippy tap in the picture at the Agincourt Health Centre, they noticed that everyone was standing in the queue outside the health centre. We’ve just done

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MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit raises rural voices in the HSRC community survey

Fieldworker filling in HSRC online questionnaire for participant being interviewed on the phone. Harnessing the power of our existing infrastructure and experience in telephonic surveillance, a study was completed with over 1300 participants randomly selected from our existing HDSS database, and sought to investigate awareness of COVID-19 symptoms and preventive

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Delighted Home Based Carers get gloves

To the delight of the home based care organisations in the Agincourt HDSS, Pastor Harold Twine from Honeyridge Baptist Church channels expired latex gloves through the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit to all the home based care organisations in the study area.  This has been going on for 2 years – but we

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Consultation and Dissemination Workshop

Verbal Autopsy with Participatory Action Research (VAPAR): Expanding the knowledge base through partnerships for action on health equity  13th November 2019 | Hazyview Protea Hotel  We convened a workshop on 13 November 2019. Workshop participants included officials from the Mpumalanga province, Ehlanzeni district, Bushbuckridge sub-district and local health facilities of

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