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Letitia Greener wins Best Poster Presentation at the 2016 Biennial Wits Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day and Postgraduate Expo

Best Poster Presentation was awarded to Letitia Greener for her poster presentation: “High co-occurring STI and HIV prevalence and the poor treatment cascade among female sex workers in Durban, South Africa” in the Infectious Diseases track.

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Heritage Day- MRU Head Office

Staff at MRU Head Office commemorating Heritage Day with a “bring and share”.

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Staff from MRU and Commercial City Clinic at the DIFFER meeting in Brussels

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Heritage Day

Commercial City staff members celebrating Heritage Day.

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Celebrating Spring Day!

The Commercial City team welcome the first day of spring.

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Mandela Day- Head Office and Commercial City Research Site

To commemorate Mandela Day Durban based staff collected toilet paper; sugar; tea & coffee; tooth paste and deodorant to donate to the Umgeni Community Empowerment Centre, a Non Profit and Public Benefit organisation.

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Mandela Day- Edendale Research Site

Staff from the Edendale Research Site visited and donated soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toilet paper to the Ekujabuleni Child and Youth Care Centre as their Mandela Day initiative.  

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PHAC President Visit to AYAZAZI

Dr. Siddika Mithani, President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, visits AYAZAZI!

The AYAZAZI team welcomed collaborators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Simon Fraser University. Front row from left: Elizabeth King, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, PHAC; Dr. Mithani, President, PHAC; Thulile Mathenjwa, Project Coordinator, AYAZAZI Durban; Prof Jenni Smit, Executive Director, MatCH Research Unit (MRU), […]

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National Female Condom Evaluation Posters At AIDS 2016

MRU presenting their posters on the National Female Condom Evaluation at AIDS 2016

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Youth Day Commemoration

Staff at Commercial City commemorated the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976 by wearing their school uniforms.

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Events

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health hosts External Research Day

The KZN DoH External Research Day on Monday, 21st November 2016 focuses on health systems research. The goal of the Research Day is to offer researchers from various organisations in the Province a platform to share their results, experiences and recommendations with managers of the Department of Health, so that these can be used to […]

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MRU at the 2016 Biennial Wits Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day and Postgraduate Expo

The Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day and Postgraduate Expo provides a platform for researchers and students in the Faculty to share and enrich audiences from within and without the Faculty through round table discussions and oral and poster presentations. The theme for this year was #Research for Health and the various presentations were geared […]

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Presentations at AIDS 2016

Together with our collaborators, we will be presenting the following body of work at the upcoming 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) on 18-22 July 2016 in Durban, South Africa: Gender inequalities influence HIV-serostatus disclosure: qualitative study among HIV-positive women and men reporting sero-discordant partnerships in Durban, South Africa- REF: TUPED309 Case Study Presentation at […]

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WHO World Health Day: 7 April 2016

On Thursday, 7th April 2016 the MRU Edendale site staff held a Wellness Day in recognition of WHO World Health Day, which is celebrated on 7th April every year to mark the founding of World Health Organization.  The Nurses at the site provided education for staff on “silent killer diseases”, such as Hypertension and Diabetes, […]

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MatCH Research Dissemination Day – 2015

MatCH Research hosted its Research Dissemination event on the 21st October 2015.  We presented a range of clinical, behavioral and operational research we have conducted over the past two years in the form of Oral and Poster presentations.  The purpose of the day was to disseminate our work to our many collaborators and partners, including […]

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Webinar: Breaking Regulatory Barriers for Greater Female Condom Access

Webinar: Breaking Regulatory Barriers for Greater Female Condom Access A variety of safe and effective female condoms currently exist. However, regulatory hurdles limit new products from entering consumer markets. With the pipeline of new receptive-partner initiated condoms growing, advocates must understand how regulatory issues determine product introduction and approval in their country. Join the National […]

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Launch of the Dual Protection Campaign

On Friday 13th March, MatCH Research staff – Zonke Mabude, Busi Maphumulo and Kedibone Sithole – attended the launch of the Dual Protection campaign. KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who is also the Champion of Operation Sukuma Sakhe in Amajuba District, addressed young people about the importance of protecting themselves against HIV/AIDS, and other […]

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