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Blog on emergency epidemiology: data from a refugee camp

In her blog, Ruby Siddiqui, at the time working as an epidemiologist for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a refugee camp in South Sudan, reports on mortality statistics collected in the camp. continue reading

National Health Care Facilities Audit

Last year August I assisted colleagues of Health Systems Trust (HST) with the writing of the draft national report for the National Health Care Facilities Audit which was conducted from May 2011 to May 2012. This report has now been released by the National Department of Health. The main findings of the national report are highlighted here. continue reading

Accuracy and validity of Census 2011 results

In the November 2011 Epi Update I reported on the fact that the Census 2011 was conducted in South Africa, and that as a regular user of the data of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) I was looking forward to the new data becoming available. However, concerns regarding the accuracy and validity of the data were raised immediately after the release end of October. continue reading

South Africa at AIDS 2012

From 22-27 July 2012 the 19th International AIDS conference was held in Washington. When looking at research findings presented on South Africa, it became clear that the role of treatment as prevention / the test and treat strategy to reduce the HIV incidence continues to be a hot topic in oral presentations. continue reading

Launch of the District Health Barometer 2010/11

On 23 February 2012 Health Systems Trust (HST) launched the District Health Barometer (DHB) 2010/11. The DHB is a tool through which managers in the health sector can monitor and evaluate not only trends in health status and service delivery but also the underlying quality of routinely collected health information in South Africa. continue reading

South Africa’s Census 2011

In October the Census 2011 was conducted in South Africa by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the national statistics agency. It is not solely counting how many people live in the country, but information is also collected on gender, age, education, living conditions, access to basic services etc. continue reading

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