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Teaching How to write a scientific article at UL

On 6 February 2013 I taught a group of 8 MSc and PhD students at the University of Limpopo how to write a scientific article. I first gave a presentation covering the following issues: Why a scientific format; Sections of the article; Process of writing; Structure of a paragraph; Reporting and journal guidelines; Tips to improve your writing. After that two students presented their work in progress and we discussed together how their articles could be improved. continue reading

PHASA Community

In the beginning of February 2013 the PHASA community was launched. It gives all those interested in public health a chance to join forum discussions, link up with other health professionals with the same interests and join special interest groups. Red earth web design is responsible for the technical implementation, and I am responsible for […] continue reading

International Scientific Board Meeting Agincourt

As part of a team assisting with writing a Wellcome Trust proposal to ensure core-funding for the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (HDSS), I attended the International Scientific Advisory Board meeting (ISAB) from 28-31 January 2013. It was a strategic meeting in which work of the past was presented as well as the suggested […] continue reading

Providing peer feedback on teaching epidemiology

From 19 to 24 November 2012 I was in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to provide supportive supervision and peer feedback to staff from the Ifakara Health Institute(IHI)  teaching a module on epidemiological research designs (pilot). I attended the classes to observe the teachers and I reviewed the teaching materials (lecture slides, class and take-home exercises […] continue reading

Annual Health Statistics Publication South Africa

In the beginning of 2012 I worked on the Annual Health Statistics Report 2011 of the Ministry of Health of Swaziland. In the second part of the year I worked with Health Systems Trust on a similar publication for the National Department of Health of South Africa. I assisted with setting up the reporting format […] continue reading

Visit to Soul City

In September I had a meeting on an evaluation report for a school-based intervention for vulnerable children in rural South Africa. continue reading

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