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World Contraception Day 26th Sept 2018

World Contraception Day Event took place today (26 Sep 18), led by MRU in partnership with Commercial City Clinic. In attendance were clinic staff, clinic clients, UKZN Medical Students, CAB representatives and two ECHO study participants. Myths and misconceptions on contraceptives still exist in communities and have an impact on people, especially women seeking the […]

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KZN research day

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health held a Research Day on the 7th of September 2018 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital. Researchers were invited to present on topics related to improving the performance of the health system and the health of the people in KZN. Two researchers from MRU had oral presentations accepted for this event. Mrs […]

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Life Line’s 48th Annual General Meeting

On the 23rd of August 2018, MatCH Research Unit (MRU) attended Life Line’s 48th Annual General (AGM) meeting which took place at the Rugby Stadium. MRU has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Life Line working with implementing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions for female sex workers (FSW). The aim of the meeting was to […]

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SOAR project visit Ugu district

SOAR  project evaluation team arrive in Ugu district to conduct interviews in the community.  August 2018 Our vibrant SOAR team on arrival at one of the study sites in Ugu district . The Ugu site is one of  the 18 evaluation wards where the project is being carried out.  The team were at the site between […]

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Edendale IPM team hosts Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 03 July 2018 the MRU Edendale IPM team hosted  Hanke Nube- Senior Advisor Health at the   Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Leonard Solai – the Senior Director for IPM External Affairs (Africa) . The day’s activities included discussions about the IPM Dream study progress and current health research focus areas for the Netherlands […]

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International AIDS Conference at the RAI Convention Centre

The city of Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands boasts with its artistic heritage and canal systems. The city hosted the 22nd International AIDS Conference at the RAI Convention Centre from July 23rd to July 27th. A very fascinating place it was especially because it was within its summer days, with longer daylight compared […]

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Congratulations to Mxolisi Mathenjwa

Mxolisi Mathenjwa has been offered a Scholarship to attend the 22nd International AIDS Conference, which will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Conference runs from the 23rd to the 27th of July 2018. He will be doing a SINIKWA Poster Presentation titled “Successes and Challenges within a Safer Conception Intervention for men living with HIV in South Africa”.

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Zink Study starts recruitment!

Project training and the Site Initiation Visit for the Zink Study took place in early-mid October 2017, with the official start of the study occurring on the 26th October 2017.

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MRU Senior Researcher published on M&G 200 Young South African’s List – 2007

MRU congratulates one of their Senior Researchers, Letitia Rambally-Greener on being listed as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2017.  Click here for the full story.

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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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Events

World Contraception Day 26th Sept 2018

World Contraception Day Event took place today (26 Sep 18), led by MRU in partnership with Commercial City Clinic. In attendance were clinic staff, clinic clients, UKZN Medical Students, CAB representatives and two ECHO study participants. Myths and misconceptions on contraceptives still exist in communities and have an impact on people, especially women seeking the […]

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Menstrual Health Management Symposium

Date: 28 -29 May 2018 Venue: Sandton, Johannesburg MRU had the pleasure of being invited to a Menstrual Health Management Symposium which was held in Johannesburg Sandton from 28- 29 May 2018. The purpose of the symposium was to strengthen commitment and build on the latest evidence base, to move from research to action, and […]

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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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