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Presented by Marie-Louise Newell at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/

Presented by Marie-Louise Newell at the Public Engagement Workshop, 2-5 Dec. 2008, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, http://scienceincommunity.wordpress.com/

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Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies  2007-2012 Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies 2007-2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies 2007-2012
  • Hlabisa sub-district within Umkhanyakude district
  • What is the Africa Centre? Africa Centre University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Sciences Governing Committee Chair : Vice-Chancellor Members: MRC, University, Community Research Ethics Committee UKZN Research Committee DoH
    • Service Providers
    • Dept of Health
    • Hlabisa Hospital & sub-district
    • Umkhanyakude Health District
    • Dept of Education
    • Dept of Welfare
    • Authorities
    • Umkhanyakude District Municipality
    • Hlabisa Municipality
    • Mtubatuba Municipality
    • Tribal Authority
    • Community Advisory Board
    • Ward Committee Representative
    • Isigodi Representative
  • How is research conducted? Africa Centre Community-based Research Surveillance area Mobile teams – Household consent, Individual written consent Facility-based Research In partnership with public service providers Linked to capacity enhancement of public service Community Liaison Dedicated CLO team Integrated communications strategy Capacity building of community members Policy Liaison Dedicated PL Officer Understanding research needs of policy makers Communicating research results
  • Africa Centre HIV research
    • To improve understanding of HIV dynamics and the impact of ART roll-out
    • To identify approaches to and target groups for interventions
    • To evaluate interventions to prevent transmission and acquisition of HIV
    • To implement and further evaluate HIV treatment and prevention programmes
  • Africa Centre Demographic Information System (ACDIS)
    • Started in Jan 2000
    • About 90,000 household members
    • Approximately 11,000 households
    • 2 rounds per year
    • Routine data collection
      • Births
      • Deaths  verbal autopsy
      • Migration
      • Additional demographic and health data
    Economic data collected once a year See Int J Epidemiology 2007, Nov 12
  • HIV Surveillance (annual) Household Visit Informed Consent Sample Taking From 2007 covers all those over 50 years of age HIV prevalence and incidence; Impact of provision of ART; Sexual behaviour
  • HIV prevalence by age for male and female residents
    • Overall, nearly 20% of the adult population between the ages of 15 and 50 years are HIV infected
    • The proportion of people infected varies by age, with the highest proportion among women of 25-29 year old (nearly 50%) and among men 30-34 year old (about 45%)
  • HIV treatment and care programme
    • Department of Health and AC in partnership
    • Began enrollment in October 2004, accelerated since early 2006
    • Now has nearly 6000 people on ARV treatment, and several HIV-related activities within the programme
  • Africa Centre – public engagement Africa Centre Policy makers Community Community Advisory Board Research community Traditonal Authority