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Policy briefs

arrow Early 48 weeks postdelivery population level effectiveness of WHO PMTCT option A, South Africa. June 2015
arrow Linkage to care following home-based HIV counseling and testing. March 2013
arrow School-based health clinics for adolescent sexual, reproductive and mental health. June 2012
arrow SAPMTCTE Policy brief – 2011 survey
arrow Sexual risk behaviour among men with multiple, concurrent female sexual partners in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town, April 2008  
arrow How is research knowledge translated into policies? Findings from studies of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia treatment and malaria control in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. March 2007. 


arrow Lifestyle-related disease is on the rise in South Africa, including high blood pressure. A partnership involving Oxford University is putting the nation’s extensive mobile phone network to work in beating the disease.

Research reports


Scaling up PMTCT impact assessments in the context of improving global maternal and child health and survival in sub-Saharan Africa.

arrow Saving costs saving lives, 2017
arrow Resource requirements for community-based care in rural, deep-rural and peri-urban sub-districts: A comparative analysis in 2 districts in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, 2017
arrow Strengthening PHC services in the North-West Province: Staffing scenarios, 2015
arrow Staffing norms for Primary Health Care in the context of PHC Re-engineering, 2012

Report on the external mid-term, formative evaluation of the optimizing HIV treatment access (OHTA) for pregnant and breastfeeding women initiative in Uganda, Malawi, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


MHealth4CBS in South Africa, a review of the role of mobile phone technology for monitoring and  evaluation of community based health services, 2012

arrow A Formative Evaluation of Intergrated Community-based treatment and adherence support models for TB and HIV clients - 2010

Best Practices in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT), 5 June 2009


Final evaluation report: Enhanced Tuberculosis Adherence Programme, 2009

arrow The aVersion Project: Human rights abuses of gays and lesbians in the South African Defence Force by health workers during the apartheid era -1999
arrow Linking health and environment in Cape Town, South Africa -1998
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