Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation
The Human Sciences Research Council hereby invites submissions of applications for demonstration projects aimed at improving detection, management and control of cardiovascular disease and diabetes among underserved populations in uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal and Pixley ka Seme district in the Northern Cape.
The full report of the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES), launched by the Health Minister two weeks ago, is now available for download.
The CEO of the HSRC, Prof Olive Shisana and the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi invite you to attend a media briefing at the offices of the HSRC, where the results of the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) will be released.
Leading researcher Dr Liezille Jacobs has added two major achievements to her impressive resumé for her research,among other notable accomplishments, particularly in the area of alcohol dependence among women who are pregnant and those who are not.
'Mind the gap': Observations in the absence of guidelines for alcohol abstinence among expectant women
This policy brief examines the alcohol consumption policies of the National
Department of Health’s approach to alcohol use in South Africa. In particular, it focuses on the food-based dietary guideline (FBDG) on alcohol promulgated by the Department of Health in 2001: ‘If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly.’ This guideline was re-evaluated in 2011 and the revised FBDG recommended that there should be no alcohol guidelines at all.
The final report of the Child Maltreatment Prevention readiness assessment study in South Africa has been submitted to the World Health Organisation Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, Geneva.
The research team that produced this report was lead by the HSRC's Dr Mokhantšo Makoae, who is a senior research specialist in the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation programme, assisted by Hazel Roberts and Catherine L. Ward.
The South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES) is the first of its kind conducted in South Africa, and is similar to health and nutrition examination surveys (NHANES) carried out on a regular basis in countries like the United States, Japan, China, Canada and countries in Europe.