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Burden of Disease Research Unit


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Current Projects 

Burden of disease information (evaluation and synthesis of data)

  • 2nd National Burden of Disease Study
  • Comparative risk assessment for South Africa  

Improving population health information

  • South African Demographic and Health Survey
  • Local level mortality surveillance system
  • Population based cancer register in Eastern Cape
  • Evaluation of alcohol policy on violence in Khayelitsha and Nyanga
  • Rapid mortality surveillance

Evaluation of health facility information systems

  • Evaluation of health information systems for National Health Insurance
  • Evaluation of the District Health Information System for PMTCT
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