We improve population health by conducting high quality research focused on eliminating new HIV infections, reducing TB transmission and improving local health systems.


Since January 2000, the Africa Centre has built up an extensive longitudinal database of demographic, social, medical and economic information about the members of its Demographic Surveillance Area, which is situated in a rural area of northern KwaZulu-Natal. It has developed from this database, the following suite of datasets which can be used both internally within the organisation, and by other researchers.