Table of Contents

Guest Editorial

Fifty years of building a healthy nation through research and innovation PDF
G Gray 2

Original articles

Knowledge generation via publications on hypertension prevalence in population-based studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa over 30 years: 1990 - 2019 PDF
N Peer, C George, A-P Kengne 3-7
Moving towards universal health coverage: Strengthening the evidence ecosystem for the South African health system PDF
C Mathews, A Goga, M Loveday, W Zembe, E Daviaud, N Siegfried, S Lewin 8-14
Challenges to improve antenatal and intrapartum care in South Africa PDF
RC Pattinson, T M A G Hlongwane, V Vannevel 15-19
Gathering the evidence and identifying opportunities for future research in climate, heat and health in South Africa: The role of the South African Medical Research Council PDF
C Y Wright, T Kapwata, B Wernecke, R M Garland, V Nkosi, B Shezi, W A Landman, A Mathee 20-24
The role of the South African Medical Research Council in reducing lead exposure and preventing lead poisoning in South Africa PDF
A Mathee, N Naicker, Y von Schirnding 25-29
Looking back, moving forward: 50 years of South African Medical Research Council alcohol-related publications PDF
C Parry, B Myers, R Matzopoulos, N Morojele, N Siegfried 30-35
HIV research in South Africa: Advancing life PDF
G Gray, Tanya Doherty, Lerato Mohapi, Jenny Coetzee, Kathryn L Hopkins, Mookho Malahleha, Erica Lazarus, Janan Dietrich, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, Fatima Laher 36-40
HIV/AIDS mortality trends pre and post ART for 1997 - 2012 in South Africa – have we turned the tide? PDF
V Pillay-van Wyk, W Msemburi, R E Dorrington, R Laubscher, Pamela Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw 41-44
Tuberculosis research in South Africa over the past 30 years: From bench to bedside PDF
R Warren, N Ismail, N N Chegou, G Theron, G Walzl, S T Malherbe, C J Kinnear, G D van der Spuy, W Goosen, M A Miller, A H Diacon, P D van Helden 45-52
Rolling back malaria in Africa – challenges and opportunities to winning the elimination battle. PDF
R Maharaj, S Kissoon, V Lakan, N Kheswa 53-56
First social impact bond for the SAMRC: A novel financing strategy to address the health and social challenges facing adolescent girls and young women in South Africa PDF
F Abdullah, T Naledi, E Nettleship, EL Davids, Lieve Van Leeuw, Sindisiwe Shangase, M Ramburuth, N Majola, L Dudley, M Nyirenda, C Mathews, T Kredo, A Kinghorn, G Gray, S de Witt 57-62
Reducing homicide through policy interventions: The case of gun control PDF
R Matzopoulos, M Prinsloo, D Bradshaw, N Abrahams 63-68
Burden of disease in South Africa: Protracted transitions driven by social pathologies PDF
D Bradshaw, N N Nannan, V Pillay-van Wyk, R Laubscher, P Groenewald, R E Dorrington 69-76
The impact of health programmes to prevent vertical transmission of HIV. Advances, emerging health challenges and research priorities for children exposed to or living with HIV: Perspectives from South Africa PDF
A Goga, A Slogrove, C J Wedderburn, U Feucht, J Wessels, V Ramokolo, A Bhana, N du Plessis, R J Green, Y Pillay, G Sherman 77-82
Neonatal, infant and child health in South Africa: Reflecting on the past towards a better future PDF
A Goga, U Feucht, H J Zar, A Vanker, C S Wiysonge, N McKerrow, C Y Wright, M Loveday, W Odendaal, V Ramokolo, T Ramraj, L Bamford, R J Green, Y Pillay, N Nannan 83-88