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Research outputs: RURAL COMMUNITIES

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2022 Concurrent allergy and helminthiasis in underprivileged urban South African adults previously residing in rural areas

This study investigated whether prior exposure to helminths (Ascaris IgE, Ascaris eggs and Trichuris eggs) either in childhood or in adultho...

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2021 The politics of cultural defiance: exhumations and rural reburials in Covid times

The legacy of the initial ruling by the Covid-19 advisory committee that bodies should be encased in plastic has been traumatic and catastro...

2021 Gender and rural vitality: empowerment through women's community groups

Rural women are often the main supporters of their families and have been involved in improving the quality of life for households and commu...