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MRU in the News

Following the National Female Condom Evaluation study, an article on the uptake of female condom users amongst South African women has been published on Health24.  The article can be accessed here.  

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2017 Wits Health Sciences Research Awards Breakfast, 2nd August 2017, Johannesburg

MatCH Research Unit were presented with the following awards at the Wits University 2017 Health Sciences Research Awards, 2nd August 2017, Johannesburg Jennifer Smit (Executive Director of Match Research Unit), and Mags Beksinska (Deputy Executive Director) were awarded the Dreams Innovation Challenge Award in 2016. Jennifer Smit (Executive Director of Match Research Unit), Mags Beksinska […]

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We Have Moved

In March 2017, the MRU Essex (Westville) office staff relocated to the Commercial City building.  Our Durban offices are now located at the following address: 40 Dr AB Xuma Street 11th Floor, Suite 1109 / 21st Floor, Suite 2117 Commercial City Building Durban, 4000

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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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Events

Presentations at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, IAS 2017, Paris, France, 23-26 July 2017

  Together with our collaborators, the following poster presentations were displayed at the 9th IAS 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 23-26 July 2017: Lee L, Dietrich J, Greener L, Makhale L, Smith P, Hornschuh S, Mathenjwa T, Smit J, Brockman M, Gray G, Beksinska M, Kaida A on behalf of the Ayazazi research team. Gender and […]

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Presentations at the 8th SA AIDS Conference 2017, 13-15 June 2017, Durban

Together with our collaborators, the following topics were presented at the 8th SA AIDS Conference, held from 13-15 June 2017 in Durban: Oral Presentations Milford C, Lazarus N, Nkosi P, Kubeka M, Zulu B, Zwane Z, Msawoni N, Phungula L, Mabude Z, Smit J, Beksinska M, Mantell JE. Facilitators and barriers to the female condom […]

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Presentations at the HEAIDS Conference, 9-11 June 2017, Durban

Together with our collaborators, the following two poster presentations were displayed at the HEAIDS Conference, held from the 9-11 June 2017 in Durban: Beksinska M, Dietrich J, Smith P, Hornschuh S, Mathenjwa T, Greener L, Smit J, Makhale L, Lee L, Brockman M, Kaida A.  “They won’t tell your parents.” Factors motivating participation in a […]

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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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