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Long-term study on healthy ageing gets further US$27m

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Collaboration between South African and US universities extended by five years

The Universities of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town have received US$27 million from the National Institute on Aging in the US to carry on a long-term study into healthy ageing in South Africa.

The study, a partnership with Harvard University in the US, has been running since 2013. It examines the demographic and epidemiological changes taking place in rural South Africa as a result of the country’s widespread antiretroviral drug rollout to combat HIV/Aids.

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