Individual Study / Agincourt HDSS

MRC/Wits-Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit (Agincourt) Health and Socio-demographic Surveillance System

MRC/Wits-Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit (Agincourt) Health and Socio-demographic Surveillance System

Initiatives -
MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit responds to a scope of rural public health issues to produce health research and data which is translatable to other rural Sub-Saharan communities. It was established to support district health systems development led by the post-apartheid ministry of health.
Start Year
1992
Funding
https://www.agincourt.co.za/?page_id=1785#funders
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr F. Xavier Gómez Olivé
    F.Gomez-OliveCasas@wits.ac.za
  • Director. Dr Stephen Tollman
    MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt)

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Annual update of resident status and vital events. It also covers follow-up of migrants who depart the study area.

Marker Paper

Kahn K, Collinson MA, Gómez-Olivé FX, Mokoena O, Twine R, Mee P, Afolabi SA, Clark BD, Kabudula CW, Khosa A, Khoza S, Shabangu MG, Silaule B, Tibane JB, Wagner RG, Garenne ML, Clark SJ, Tollman SM. Profile: Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;41(4):988-1001. doi: 10.1093/ije/dys115.

PUBMED 22933647

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Other : Household

Number of participants

Number of participants
115,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.agincourt.co.za/