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Public Health Research

Epicentre has an extensive history of scientific and technical expertise in designing and managing large-scale national surveys.

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Evidence Based

Structured & Planned

Electronically Executed

Monitored & Evaluated

Customized to Meet Your Needs

Our Services

Public Research Includes

When you partner with Epicentre to start a research project you’re getting much more than a trusted name!

Our clients get:

A Successful track record with 20 years of experience in successful projects

An Electronic data collection because we are experienced REDcap partners

A Staff Database where we have a national network of supervisors, field workers, data collectors & drivers

A Control Centre experienced at tracking field teams & keeping them safe

Medical equipment & supplies to ensure we can collect quality samples

A Clinical trial Laboratory to process samples efficiently

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Global & Local Partners

Our surveys are informing national policy on disease in Southern Africa such as South Africa’s National Strategic plan for HIV, TB and STIs 2017-2022, Informing international public health responses by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Program Outsourcing

Epicentre helps communities, researchers & organizations to conduct quality programs. Giving you our access to our exciting technology, expertise, staff-networks, & communications influence. So you can get the data & results you deserve!

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Public Health Research

Outstanding Outsourcing

A field staff recruitment service, giving you access to our network of experienced field workers.

Data management and rental of equipment.

Communications influence, giving you exclusive access to our social media and leverage off our stakeholder relationships in both the private and public sector.

Program Implementation

Epicentre helps communities & organizations to assess the health-based problems. We then plan, manage and put in place COVID-19, HIV and wellness programs that have proven results.

We can then look back on these results and evaluate within each individual business. That is why we offer a comprehensive product based on a proven model developed by the distinguished Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

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Incredible Implementation

Our program designs use evidence-based practices which make sure they are well-designed and well-conducted.

The needs of the targeted population inform the program through a ‘Participate Approach’, meaning your perceptions and attitudes are taken into account

We conduct planning in a facilitated manner, allowing a multi-sector team plan. This aligns their activities and intents and decisions around a common program.

Clearly defining workstreams, timelines, roles and responsibilities,  identifying and managing risks. We have a national database of staff to support program implementation.

We evaluate the program outcome to ensure it delivers results and has a positive impact

Proud Program Implementations

ManUp Voluntary medical male circumcision,

HelpAIDS Peer Education manual for older people,

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro peer education revitalization,

Rainbow HIV prevalence & KBP survey, peer education, testing & linkage to treatment

Program Evaluations

At Epicentre we believe in partnerships to help you deliver the result your communities deserve and your funders expect. That’s why we work with you to do a pre-evaluation in partnership, to close gaps before your evaluation.

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Efficient Evaluation

Before we start evaluating a program, we clarify with our client the following questions:

What will be evaluated?

What criteria will be used to judge program performance?

What standards of performance on the criteria must be reached for the program to be considered successful?

What evidence will indicate performance on the criteria relative to the standards?

What conclusions about program performance it justifies, based on the available evidence?

We apply the six-step framework for evaluation:

Engage stakeholders, Describe the program, Focus the evaluation design, Gather credible evidence, Justify conclusions

Ensure use and share lessons learned: We test and share our recommendations, Sharing draft recommendations, Soliciting reactions from multiple stakeholders, Presenting options instead of directive advice

Proud Past Program Evaluations

ManUp Voluntary medical male circumcision,

HelpAIDS Peer Education manual for older people,

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro peer education revitalization,

Rainbow HIV prevalence & KBP survey, peer education, testing & linkage to treatment

Boutique Clinical Trials

Epicentre is currently conducting numerous complex clinical trials with a variety of domestic and international partners. We specialise in healthcare and offer a variety of services to conducting complex clinical trials in a wide variety of therapeutic areas.

Our clients can utilize our respected Walk-In Lab, which has a national footprint, to bring in a variety of subjects. We also have 21 years of experience in research excellence with a variety of partnerships across South Africa, both public and private.

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Experienced In Clinical Trials

Epicentre Health Research is proud to offer high quality boutique clinical trials. We have 21 years of medical research excellence. Trust experience, contact us now!

Epicentre has contributed significantly to exploring different ways of enrolling participants, introducing new electronic enrolment ideas (e.g., QR codes on adverts allowing direct connection to testing).

Epicentre has numerous links to community-based radio, and WhatsApp groups for advertising. Epicentre, embraced the full electronic registration, enrolment, appointment scheduling and data collection that was introduced into this study. Quickly adapting and implementing these systems.

We have found Epicentre to be reliable, consistent and innovative. They are true field work implantation specialists with the skills to adapt to new studies in accordance with the rigid requirements of research, but with the flexibility to respond to the field situation. Field work is challenging and time-consuming, it has been a pleasure to work with a professional outfit who have taken the enormous burden of field implementation from us.

We will happily work with Epicentre again should the need arise.

Dr Jocelyn Moyes, Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (NICD)
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CAPRISA SAPHRA approved 500×4 Rapid antigen kit evaluation (RAKE)

We aimed to provide documented evidence that SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 antigen diagnostic tests are performing within required specifications, are sensitive, specific and are acceptable for diagnostic purposes in the South African setting and applicable to the sub-Saharan African region. The study was implemented in Durban, KZN.

The Clinical Evaluation of the PANBIO COVID-19 Antigen Test (CATSS)

We successfully provided documented evidence that PANBIO COVID-19 Antigen Test performing within required specifications, are sensitive, specific and are acceptable for diagnostic purposes in the South African setting and applicable to the sub-Saharan African region. The study was implemented in Durban, KZN.

Medical Equipment & Devices

Epicentre is a soon to be ISO 13485 accredited institution. We want to make diseases prevention accessible to everyone. That’s why we provide the correct medical supplies & tests at reasonable prices, supplying communities, individuals, organizations, & businesses.

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Certified Medical Equipment & Devices

Epicentre is soon to be ISO 13485 accredited institution. We want to make diseases prevention accessible to everyone

We provide the correct medical supplies & tests at reasonable prices. We only supply products that are SABS, CE or FDA approved, and come with authentic certificates. We supply to the end user to ensure the best end user pricing, to make this possible we request upfront payment.

We draw from local stock where possible or import with a 5-10-day lead time.

What Do We Supply?

We pack and barcode sample collection kits

We provide gloves, needles, plasters and other complementary equipment for research studies.

Partnering with CDC laboratories to process of research samples.

Epicentre will provide all kinds of COVID-19 treatment and protective equipment

Including alcohol, masks, gloves, aprons, face shield, gowns and suits at reasonable prices.

Proud Partners

Epicentre is the local agent of the Asante HIV Reciency Test.

The Asanté™ HIV-1 Rapid Recency® Assay is a single-use rapid in vitro immunoassay that distinguishes HIV-1 infections on the basis of recency of infection

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For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

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