Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people’s lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
It’s evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Health and demographic surveillance systems are important to understand people and the societies that they live in.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
Shakespeare’s plays have kept “this glorious and well-foughten field” alive, championing its power as a myth of national unity and heroism.