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Epicentre is a research organisation that conducts data collection for academic research and helps other researchers to provide independent and dynamic impact evaluations. We have experience working in a variety of different settings and countries.

Upcoming Projects

Epicentre is a research organisation that conducts data collection for academic research and helps other researchers to provide independent and dynamic impact evaluations. We have experience working in a variety of different settings and countries.

Cough Check

In partnership with the NICD and Genis, this study will test for both the influenza virus (the flu), Human respiratory syncytial virus (the common cold) and SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19).

IPC (Infection Prevention and Control)

We will be visiting medical centres and

EVA+K

We are assisting the government efforts to control COVID-19 by offering screening and testing for suspected cases in communities across the country.

HUTS 2

HUTS aims to find out more about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Stored swab analysis

Some of our patients agreed for their swabs to be stored and tested anonymously for research purposes. These will be sent to the NICD for analysis.

Epicentre’s Currently Working On:

Healthcare UTilisation and Seroprevalence Survey (2020-2021)

HUTS aims to find out more about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.


We are assisting the government efforts to control COVID-19 by offering screening and testing for suspected cases in communities across the country.

LAB Check

In partnership with the NICD, this study will attempt to analse blood samples to better understand the impact of past COVID-19 infections.

Epicentre is conducting the study in partnership with the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

Epicentre’s Past Work:


NCAS aims to find out the
actual extent of COVID across South Africa. Epicentre will be visiting 6,540 households in 436 communities nationally

ManUp: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (2018-2019)


Based in KwaZulu-Natal & the Western Cape. Lowering HIV infection by 60% in men from 14-65 years old.

LSHTM Evaluation of The Sugar TV Drama (2018-2020)

To evaluate the effectiveness of the Gates Foundation-funded TV drama on HIV transmission.

SAMRC YW&G impact evaluation (2016-2019)

To determine the impact of the Global Fund intervention on HIV incidence in a household-based representative sample of young women and girls in ten districts across seven provinces in South Africa.

CAPRISA Adolescent Network Study (2016-2018)

To identify HIV transmission linkages that contribute to the source of infection in adolescent girls in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

CAPRISA ARV File Review (2015-2018)

To identify gaps and weaknesses in HIV and TB service delivery, specifically in uncovering bottlenecks in the detection and management of 2nd and 3rd line ART failure and TB drug resistance.

SAMRC ANC and HCT evaluation (2016-2017)

To assess if routine antenatal care data could replace the national study and evaluating the standard of HIV counselling and testing.

SAMRC validation of the death register (2017-2018)

To assess the accuracy of the SA death register.

NICD Crag+ study (2017-2018)

To evaluate the screening and treatment for Cryptococci meningitis in SA.

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