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OVC conference

In November 2012 a presentation was held on Estimating the need for orphaned and vulnerable children services at the OVC conference. continue reading

Article on challenges when calculating ART coverage published in SAMJ

In October 2012 an article was published in the SAMJ on the challenges experienced when using ART need data. continue reading

National Facilities Audit project

From 10-12 July 2012 I attended a training at the Durban office of Health Systems Trusts office as preparation for the report writing for the National Health Care Facilities Audit. I learned to retrieve relevant data from the database and other sources, develop relevant graphs and tables, and write the accompanying narratives. From 1-3 August I went again, this time to work on the draft of the national report. continue reading

Teaching epidemiological study designs at UP

Already for the third year in a row I have been teaching epidemiological study designs to MSc, MMed and MPH students at the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria. On 30 and 31 July 2012 I gave several lectures on the theory and on examples of studies, and we did two case studies using the Problem-Based Learning approach. continue reading

TB conference 2012

In June 2012 a poster was presented at the 3rd SA TB Conference on Provision of HIV/AIDS and TB services within the City of Tshwane in 2011. continue reading

Teaching introduction to epidemiology at UFH

From 14-16 May 2012 I have been teaching an Introduction to Epidemiology course to nursing students at the University of Fort Hare that intend to register for a PhD. I gave several lectures on the theory and on examples of studies, and we did some exercises and discussed two case studies using the Problem-Based Learning approach. Topic discussed were: what is epidemiology; frequency measures; measures of association; the different study designs; critical appraisal of studies. continue reading

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