It is a pleasure to acknowledge outstanding and committed colleagues of the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit for whom that ‘extra mile’ is a norm. Equally the public living and working in the Agincourt HDSS, our hosts from whom we learn so much with the hope that, over time, they will reap full benefit… Mentors and colleagues at Wits and the MRC: your support and wise counsel is evident in the work and achievements of Agincourt. And we acknowledge with respect funding partners who join with us to make the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit enterprise possible.

If you would like to collaborate with the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit, please first read these guidelines for collaborators


Collaborators Oct 2017



Africa Health Research Institute
Kobus Herbst
Victoria Hosegood
Statistics South Africa
Kefiloe Masiteng
Diego Itturalde
Maletela Tuoane-Nkhasi
University of Cape Town
Martin Wittenberg
Medical Research Council
Burden of Disease Research Unit
Debbie Bradshaw
Medical Research Council
Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Research Unit
Jean Fourie
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Jocelyn Moyes
Cheryl Cohen
Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication
Renay Weiner
University of Limpopo
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dikgale HDSS
Marianne Alberts
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Population Studies and Development Studies
Eleanor Preston-Whyte
 Sonke Gender Justice
Dean Peacock

University of the Witwatersrand

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit
Shane Norris
School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Wayne Twine
Centre for Health Policy
Jane Goudge
The School of Accountancy
Kurt Sartorius
The School of Computational and Applied Mathematics
David Sherwell
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
John Pettifor
Haroon Saloojee
 Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Michele Ramsay

Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute
Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit
Shabir Madhi
Wits School of Public Health
Sharon Fonn
Mary Kawonga
Tobias Chirwa
Mark Collinson
School of Social Sciences
Leah Gilbert
WITS Institute of Social and Economic Research (WISER)
School of Social Sciences
Leah Gilbert
WITS Institute of Social and Economic Research (WISER)

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Brown University, USA
Department of Anthropology
Nicholas Townsend
Brown University, USA
Department of Community Health

Mark Lurie
Brown University, USA
Population Studies and Training Centre
Mark Pitt
Michael White
Nicholas Townsend
Columbia University, USA
Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC)
Sally Findley
Harvard University, USA
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lisa Berkman
Josh Salomon
Livia Montana

Till Bärnighausen
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Anne Mills
James Hargreave
INDEPTH-Network, International
Osman Sankoh
IRD, France
Michel Garenne
Andre Briend
Oxford University, UK
Refugee Studies Centre
David Turton
Princeton University, USA
Economics and Public Affairs
Anne Case
Angus Deaton
Adam Ashforth
Umeå University
Peter Byass
Nawi Ng
Stig Wall
Kerstin Edin
Anneli Ivarsson
John Kinsman
University of Cambridge, UK
Department of Paediatrics
David Dunger
University College London
Charles Newton
Ed Fottrell
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Institute for Behavioral Sciences
Jane Menken
Jill Williams
Lori Hunter
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Department of Sociology

Randall Kuhn
University of Edinburgh, UK
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Myles Connor
University of Oxford, UK
Lucie Cluver
Melissa Cortina
Mina Fazel
Alan Stein
University of Maryland
Sangeetha Madhavan
University of Missouri
Enid Schatz
University of Warwick, UK
Institute of Health, School of Health and Social Studies
Gillian Hundt
University of Warwick, UK
Warwick Medical School
Dr Margaret Thorogood
Ohio State University
Samuel Clark
World Health Organisation
Somnath Chatterjee
Paul Kowal
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Donatien Beguy
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Philippe Bocquier
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Audrey Pettifor
 University of California in San Francisco 
Sheri Lippman

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Name of Funder

The Wellcome Trust, UK (Health, population and social transitions in rural Southern Africa: Elucidating pathways and testing interventions)
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA (Effects of Cash Transfer and Community Mobilization in Young South African Women)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA (University of North Carolina AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (UNC ACTU)– HPTN 068)
The International Development Research Centre, Canada (The economic and health impacts of legislative and fiscal policies to improve nutrition in South Africans.)
Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, SA (HIV treatment and care in rural South Africa: Strengthening public and private services)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research / Swiss Tropical Institute, SA/Switzerland (Analysis of geographical patterns of malaria transmission and mortality in Africa using Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling)
Rockefeller Brothers USA (Kulani-Soul City evaluation of school-based intervention)
National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA (Partnership for Social Science AIDS Research in South Africa’s era of ART rollout)
Limpopo Province, Department of Health, South Africa
South African Medical Research Council
National Research Foundation, South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand – University Research Council and
Faculty Research Council
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Science Foundation, USA
National Research Foundation (SA) and French Ministry of National Education, Research and Technology
National Research Foundation (SA) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), NIH
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Priority Cost Effectiveness Lessons for Systems Strengthening)
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (Measuring Social Connection and Children’s Well-Being Using Multiple Data Sources)
Fogarty International Center (Global research training in population health)
The Wellcome Trust, UK (Studying the Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems)
National Institutes of Health, USA
University of Missouri (Older South African Lives in a time of HIV)
ESRC (Economic & Research Council), UK (Assessing the impact of internal labour migration on intergenerational support, health and income: the cases of China and South Africa)
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), USA
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)